Ducklings ad chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bucky1198, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. bucky1198

    bucky1198 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can ducklings and chicks share the same brooding area or do they need to be separate areas?
     
  2. NCchick1924

    NCchick1924 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have always put mine together and its went over well.
     
  3. Othylocke

    Othylocke Out Of The Brooder

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    I've always heard they are best separated. Can't tell you where I say someone say that though.
     
  4. NCchick1924

    NCchick1924 Out Of The Brooder

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    Last year I put them together and everything went well and about two weeks ago I got more bittys and ducks and they have been together since and are doing great. The ducks and chicks snuggle up together to sleep under the heat light and everything.
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Never raised ducklings and chicks together so can not say. I liked to have a bowl of water big enough for the ducklings to play in, in their brooder so if I would have had any chicks I don't think I would have put them in with the ducklings as they would have gotten too cold with all the water splashing everywhere. However, if you did not have a water bowl for them to splash around in then I don't see any reason why they couldn't be together.
    By the by, WHERE ARE THE PICTURES? Ducklings are the cutest things, and chicks are the 2nd soooooooo..... ; )

    ~ Aspen
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I've brooded them together. However, I used a Cool Whip container with an oval slice cut out of the lid for their waterer. Ducks need to immerse their whole bills to clear their nostrils. Chicks can still drink from it, and if you keep the Cool Whip tub placed inside another pan, like a pie pan or small baking sheet with short sides, even less water is spilled into the brooder bedding.
     
  7. xxxgeorgiexxx

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    i put mine together and they were fine [​IMG]
     

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