Duckling/Chicken Housing and Water Questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by gypsychicken, May 18, 2010.

  1. gypsychicken

    gypsychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All are 5 weeks old. Time to leave the living room.

    Do the ducks need a water source during the nite, or can I let them go through the nite without water (preferred)

    Will the chickens and ducks co-habitat well? They hang out together outside when we take them out, but the ducks are aggressive with the chicks.

    I was thinking to put up chicken wire and divide the coop (which holds 9 chickens sufficiently) so the ducks are separated. Advice?
     
  2. chickboss

    chickboss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    As long as you take away their food at night as well you should be fine. Ducks need water to wash down their food, so make sure both are removed. Given that the ducks are picking on the chicks, your idea about seperating the coop sounds spot on. [​IMG]
     
  3. gypsychicken

    gypsychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, great to finally get an answer. Searched so much online and in books. great!
     
  4. chickboss

    chickboss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    [​IMG] Oh yeah, I know that feeling!!
     

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