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Ducklings, and silkie chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kmccaul, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. kmccaul

    kmccaul New Egg

    Apr 3, 2016
    I recently bought two little ducklings, and a silkie chick. Do you think that they might get a long since they are little. However, the silkie is still smaller, I have not seen her get picked on a lot by them. I am wondering if I should keep them together, because the ducks keep getting a little bit of bedding in their water. I clean it out throughout the day, but shes so small...
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Silkies tend to get picked on by other chicken breeds because they look so different. I would imagine ducks would do the same. The main reason to not have them together is that ducks love to splash water everywhere. Chicks don't like being wet, and can get chilled. Ducks are also great at getting poo everywhere - chicks are more discrete
  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Drumstick diva's advice makes sense to me. Would it be possible for you to get another silkie or two so you could separate the chicks from the ducks (that way no one would be alone).

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