chickens and ducks

phasian

Songster
10 Years
Aug 27, 2009
184
4
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Oregon
Yes. I have a flock of over 50 chickens housed with 20 ducks, 2 geese, 14 guinea fowl, and 2 rabbits. All get along together with no problems, but my run is LARGE (100'+ long & 20+ wide). Just know that ducks will befoul any waterers they use. I change all my waterers daily in addition to filling basins and stock tanks for the waterfowl.

Do not brood chicks with ducklings or goslings, however. The latter two grow large even faster than chicks and they will create chick pancakes if you try to raise them together.
 

love4mj96

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 1, 2011
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Thank you so much,no they are full grown.The only thing is my duck has a little pool,its not that deep but i dont want my chickens to end up in it?
 

tnchickenut

It's all about the Dels!
9 Years
10 Years
Jan 24, 2010
2,716
33
181
Englewood, TN
Your chicken won't get in it... on purpose. LOL.

I got one hen who insists on living in the duck house. The ducks like her... but bite all other chickens. It's not that big a deal, but I have heard stories of ducks eatting chicks by chasing off the broody mom and then killing and even eatting the chicks. I'd be careful. But not impossible.

As always, depends on the bird and the space provided for everyone.
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love4mj96

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 1, 2011
38
0
22
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They are adults not chicks and my duck is extremley nice but i had another one and my cat ate it when they were little,so since then she has been by herself but im sure she wont hurt them.They have the right amount of space i think.
 

WVman

Chirping
8 Years
Feb 24, 2011
140
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Salt rock/Hamlin, WV
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Should i empty some of the water just to be safe?

Depends on how deep your water is and how big your chickens are the water in my pool comes up to the belly of my chickens when they get in I swear my chickens love the pool it is the funniest thing I have ever saw
 

love4mj96

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 1, 2011
38
0
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Okay i think ill empty it because it would probley goto their belly or a little higher...my duck goes crazy when in his pool,i could just imagine a chicken in their,lol
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