Ducklings

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 4kids*2dogs, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. 4kids*2dogs

    4kids*2dogs Out Of The Brooder

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    A lot of you seem to be picking up those cute little ducklings! I just love those pictures! I am wondering if those of you that bought ducklings have ponds?? Or do they just roam around the yard with the chickens? [​IMG]
     
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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Ducks don't really need a pond. They are just find with a kiddie pool to swim in. Mine roam around with the guineas just fine.
     
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH built a small pond for them but I use a kiddy pool too. This winter they have only got to be in the pool a few times as the weather has been too bad. Now that its getting warmer they get to swim more often.
     
  4. 4kids*2dogs

    4kids*2dogs Out Of The Brooder

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    So do they just live outside all the time? Or are they in the coop with the chickens? I would worry about foxes.
     
  5. WVman

    WVman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks sleep under the coop. And they seem to get along with my chickens
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    some people free range but there are always risks involved. I personally let them walk around during the day and lock them up at night. Some people coop them with their chickens but many don't because ducks are VERY messy.
     
  7. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can have ducks without a pond, a nice kiddie pool once in a while will do. But, they can be very messy! Ducklings have to be brooded just like chicks and they can live outside in a pen/coop when they are older. Some people keep their ducks with their chickens if there's no problem, but sometimes it doesn't work out and they have to have separate pens.
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    My ducks free range and roam around the chicken yard with chickens, geese, turkeys, sheep and a goat. I have kiddie pools all over for the ducks and geese to swim in. I don't have a pond.
     
  9. Ruth Ann

    Ruth Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have ours till they get big enough to be on their own..then they move to a neighbors with a pond [​IMG]
    We were keeing them with the little chicken peeps...but they are in new box now...they are so messy.
     

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