Chickens and ducks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by spoonie, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. spoonie

    spoonie In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2008
    Juda, WI
    So, everything I have read says that you're not supposed to keep chickens and ducks in the same area, due to ducks needing a "wetter" environment than chickens can tolerate. However, I've run across some topics where folks are doing just that. I like chickens, but ducks have always been my soft spot. My husband said I couldn't have ducks because he didn't want to eat duck eggs, but is it possible to keep them together, so I could maybe have a pair of ducks as well as my chickens?
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Don't see why not. Just make sure they have a little area to swim or they'll be IN your waterer. LOL

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