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Duck and chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by llg3212, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. llg3212

    llg3212 New Egg

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    Hello, i am a first time chicken owner and also picked up a khaki Campbell duck. They are all 11 weeks old, 4 chickens and the duck. Will they be able to live together? Does the duck need a pool of some sort? Also will she fly when she gets older? [​IMG]
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] They can live together, but if the duck turns out to be a drake, it would be better to keep him away from your hens, as he's likely to try and romance and injure them, if you know what I mean.

    Here's some more info on housing different poultry types together:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-keep-different-poultry-types-living-together-in-one-coop

    Whether or not (s)he can fly I'm afraid I can't tell you, but if you post on the Campbell duck thread, their owners and breeders will tell you more:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/302654/the-khaki-campbell-duck-thread/0_30

    Enjoy the site!
     
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  3. TheMauveDuck

    TheMauveDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    the duck definitely needs a pool but you can use an old kiddie pool. Just make sure they're on compatible foods. i suggest you get another duck or it will be lonely and the chickens don't have access to the pool because they will drown .
     
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What a beautiful duck, the khaki campbells are so pretty. I think your duck may have imprinted on the chickens so unless they fly away, I don't think the duck will. Heed what sumi said about male ducks. Duck anatomy is quite different than a chicken. They can kill a chicken hen trying to breed her. Ducks really do need a little kiddy pool or something to swim in. I don't think chickens will follow them in.

    Often chickens hatch duck eggs and are distressed when the babies head for water - but the hens don't follow them in. If you can figure out what sex your duck is, then you could get a mate for it.

    You may want to post photos on the duck thread and see if they can tell.
     

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