Ducks and chickens living in harmony??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by miss_thenorth, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Sorry if this is the wrong section.

    It's even to rainy out for my ducks today. They usually don't go in the barn, but they have been wanting to today b/c of the rain. thing is--they are not getting along with the chickens today, who normally hang out in the barn on wet days.

    Is this normal? I haven't had ducks for very long, and this is the first full day of rain since they were young ones. The ducks and chickens usually keep to themselves, but today, I guess the rain is getting on all their nerves.

    Will they ever live in harmony? Or do I have to build a separate enclosure for my ducks?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. ClairedeLune

    ClairedeLune Songster

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    I have 3 Muscovy ducklings in with my 3 Serama pullets and my Serama roo, they do fine together.
     
  3. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Songster

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    I've got 25 pullets and two male pekins (I ordered females but....)They all get along famously!
     
  4. SandyK

    SandyK Songster

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    I've had a dozen chickens, two white ducks and two white geese all living together in the same small barn before. They all were fine together.

    Sandy
     
  5. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    So they are just working our thei pecking order? Great news!
     

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