Duck keepers who also have chickens.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Fisherlmiranda, May 20, 2019.

  1. Fisherlmiranda

    Fisherlmiranda Songster

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    Hello my duck friends! I'm so excited, and had to find someone to chit chat with. Were adding chickens to our homestead. The chicks are arriving in the morning! Im brand new to chickens! Any problems I should be aware of with keeping chickens and ducks. I know drakes sometimes try to mount chickens and that could be a problem. So They wont be kept in the same coop at night. The chickens are gonna be in a mobile coop in the cow field to free range. Ducks are in the coop by the pond on opposite side of the barn. They free range the whole property, and sometimes are in the cow field. Is this a problem. And just because every one lives pictures, heres some pictures lol. These are the breeds of chickens im getting! I was going for a colorful egg basket! 20190520_002354.jpg

    heres my ducks, 20190411_092426.jpg
    Also have some 11 week old khaki Campbell's
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    And heres some ducklings Lucy just hatched out 3 weeks ago, some are little mut ducks :D 20190513_091816.jpg
     
  2. Anime2lover

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    We ieep ours in with our ducks with no issues. 3 female khakis and 1 drake. Will also be keeping our ducklings with them as well.
     
  3. Fisherlmiranda

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    My cute little balls of peeping fuzz have arrived :wee 20190522_091004.jpg
     
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    Cute.
     
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    I have Welsh harlequin, Khaki Campbell, Buff, and Ancona ducks who free range every day with my Welsummer, Americauna, buff orpington, and bantam cochin. The ONLY problem I've ever had with them is my drake trying to mount my chickens. I've since had to seperate them until after breeding season.
     
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    Dont want duckens? :lau:gig:yuckyuck
     
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    I just ordered two Blue Indian Runner ducklings from our local farm, they hatch on the 31st. I have 7 chickens (3 hens 4 chicks) and everyone has told me just as long as I don't get drakes there should be no issue.
     
  8. Fisherlmiranda

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    Drakes Male ahhhm (clears throat) anatomy can tear up a chicken, it's a bit messy!
     
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    Google duckens... seriously! I was in shock at what I found. Apparently it can happen. There were some that looked like ducks with chicken feet and vice versa.
     
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    :hmm
     
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