Combining ducks and chickens...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chicks Galore3, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

    Dec 16, 2011
    I have 64 chickens and 2 ducks. I wasn't planning on housing them in the same coop because originally I had a drake. But, as I don't have him anymore, I was wondering if I could merge to two flocks into one coop. They already free range together and with my current setup they can see each other from their different coops. I am planning on moving the waterer out to the run is I can manage the water situation.
    Does it sound possible to move them in together? Ducks are 17 weeks, chickens are 1-4 years. Coops is 400 square feet.
    I do have some chicks currently separate from the big girls, so they will need to move in. Not for another 8 weeks are so, though. (So really, the ducks will only be moving in with 46 new flockmates.)
  2. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

    Apr 17, 2012
    Coffee shop
    Yes, that is fine. My ducks and chickens are together. I even have three turkey poults in there right now. Yes, the poults are a bad idea.
    The ducks will be fine with the chickens if there is no bowl of water inside.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2016

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