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Chickens and ducks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken995, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. chicken995

    chicken995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken coop and run is quite a ways away from being finished and that has given my wife time to think. And that usually spells trouble for me. lol. She is thinking it might be fun to have some ducks along with some chickens. So, can ducks and chickens be kept together, or is this something that is not recommended?

    If they can live together then...

    ...can they eat the same food? I've heard they eat different food as chicks/ducklings, but that they can eat the same food as adults.

    ...how much water do ducks need? While a small rubbermaid storage tub suffice if supplemented with occasional trips to a bigger pool/pond?

    ...is there any type of duck that doesn't really care for water?

    ...is there any type of duck that gets along with chickens best?

    Thanks in advance for any info.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I hope this helps. Good luck.
     
  3. 4hens

    4hens New Egg

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    Get your chickens up and running.......if it's a few Bantam size hens you'll find (food/water/backyard free range) a simple inexpensive routine...relaxing....now introduce a duck !!! I did (duck rescue)....they need water to eat and mulch their food up slinging it every where,water to splash in and foul up....chickens kept thier own distance no probs between the two...it was the mess and up keep....every day..don't recomend. good luck, Long Island
     

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