Ducklings and chicks together

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amaliayosa, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello everyone, I have 15 chicks and 6 ducklings arriving Friday and was wondering if I could put them all in the same brooder? At least for the first few days to a week.
    Thanks
     
  2. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    well you can keep them together as long as they are not eating medicated feed - oh and as long as the chicks dont mind wet bedding LOL I have 23 chicks in one brooder and 3 ducklings in the other - which one do you think I have to change more often LOL [​IMG]

    ducklings maybe cute but they are MESSY little buggers

    Julie
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Not a great idea as the ducks will cause the bedding to be very wet-they're messy buggers. The wet environment is not healthy for the chicks.
    Also, contrary to a persistent misconception ducks are not harmed by feeding modern day medicated feed and it may even be benificial for them.
     

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