Ducks and Chickens mate?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mandy0204, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. mandy0204

    mandy0204 Out Of The Brooder

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    If I keep my Runner Ducks with my chickens is there a chance they might mate? Would I be able to sell fertile Duck ONLY eggs next year?
     
  2. smonkeySK

    smonkeySK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens and ducks have different tackle.
    Not an issue till your randy drake starts trying it on with your chucks leading to internal damage and possibly death...
    Ducks have traditional organs whereas chucks just touch spot to spot.

    Only drakes can fertilise duck eggs and cockerells fertilise chicken eggs. There is no danger of crossing them, there is only danger when drake mounts chicken.
     
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  3. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    There's a chance, but like stated above you don't want it to happen. Nothing good will come of it. (when I say theres a chance I mean of mating not of producing)
     
  4. mandy0204

    mandy0204 Out Of The Brooder

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    Many thanks for responses - I will need to separate them if it does turn out I have a drake!
     
  5. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    How many ducks and chickens do you have?
     

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