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Chickens with ducks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by psocks, May 10, 2009.

  1. psocks

    psocks Hatching

    Jan 25, 2009
    Is it possible to have a duck in the coop with chickens? By duck I mean a little guy around the same age as my chicks? The duck would row up with the chickens and remain in the coop and run.


  2. baldie

    baldie Songster

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    I have chicks and ducks together now. I let them hang outside in the day and sleep seperate at night. They get along great. [​IMG] FOrgot to mention that they are only 3 weeks old. When they are older they will be housed together. I know a few people that do it.
    Last edited: May 10, 2009
  3. KareyABohr

    KareyABohr Songster

    Jan 14, 2009
    SE Iowa
    My ducks and chicks are together. WHEN they are older. Ducks seem to bully chicks and even if they don't, they splash around and make a HUGE mess which covers the chicks and tends to make them sick because the litter is perpetually wet.

    I would brood them apart then when they are adults "let them have cake" and run around together.
  4. tofuranch

    tofuranch What Came First????

    Dec 11, 2008
    I let the big ones run together...I have had bad luck with babies, the chicks get to wet

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