duck question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by annie3001, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    hi!
    so i am building, (think i am gonna get help in the building process)
    another pen for DUCKS
    i have never owned ducks.
    but the idear is getting me so excited!
    i have 5 chickens right now, i want to just get 2 ducks.
    my hubby said yes too!! i am going to get them next year tho, in the springtime, i want to start building their home first.
    does anybody know of any good duck websites? or is byc okay for info on care etc.?
    i plan to get a few books and read about them, so ill be familiar.

    Any feedback is appriciated! thanks in advance![​IMG]
     
  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    This forum is the place to be!

    Since you are only having two ducks and five chickens you should house them all together once the ducks are old enough.
     
  3. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love my ducks, and people here can answer most ducky questions. Welcome! What kinds are you thinking about?
     
  4. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    really? they can be housed together? didnt know that?
     
  5. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    okay not even sure on what breed of duck either?
    my breed of chickens are 3 rir and 2 plymouth rocks.
    any suggestion? i am in ct. so we have a cold climate and sometimes a hot summer.
     
  6. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Well... I don't have chickens. Some people around here say they do and it works out, some people have said they tried and it was awful.
     
  7. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    oh ya mine were housed together for a long time i even raised them together but now they are split up into breeding pens............i do have one mixed pen full of Buff ducks and EE's and they do fine!!!!! and you can find answers to any question on here
     
  8. Tweeza

    Tweeza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I suggest not putting water in the coop? That sounds like a great big mess. Our chicken coop was only big enough for the chickens so we have a duck house also.
     
  9. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    after doing some research; i have deceided to build a duck house. thanks for all the replies [​IMG]
     
  10. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep them together with no problems other then the ducks make some mud around the waters. I have the waters over some plastic shelves so it only gets a little muddy around the edges.
     

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