We have 4 chickens and 2 white ducks, all females. They have been raised all together since babies. We have them housed all togther in the chicken/duck coop and have had no problems at all. They get along just fine. My question is... Does the ducks really need a tub of water to swim in daily, weekly, ect... During the summer, I put them in a dog kennel and let them swim in the water trough as a treat for them or to cool them off when we were having our 115 degree days... Ugh! But being now that it is winter... not looking forward to all the mud, muck and mess they like to make. I know my parents always has chicks and ducks together and never gave them a water source to use, but wasnt for sure if there was anything else that I might need to know. Someone said that they could get bumblefeet??? But did not reply what that was exactly.. Any info on this would be very informative. Thank you!!