Ducks and chickens together- do rooster and drake pose a problem? Will they fight?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lakeside_academy, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. lakeside_academy

    lakeside_academy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 7 hens, 1 rooster, would like to introduce 4 "Daisies" and 1 "Donald" (Peking) to the same pen/coop while free ranging in the daytime.
    Or do I need to separate them?
    Also, the ducks are 5 weeks old and almost adult sized. What age or outdoor temps can I put them outside? They are currently in the garage in a dog kennel with a heater. I have a kiddie pool waiting for them.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Duck Forum!

    I have heard of both it being a problem, and of it working out. It depends on the individuals from what I can tell.
     
  3. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just put me 2 new roosters in with my ducks all that happen was the roosters thought they was going to boss the ducks around but they found out different the ducks will show them who is boss and then they should never fight again after the fist couple of days
     
  4. lakeside_academy

    lakeside_academy Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I may have guessed wrong with Daisy vs. Donalds....anyone who can tell me for sure how to tell male from female Pekin duck?
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  6. lakeside_academy

    lakeside_academy Out Of The Brooder

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    thats awesome thanks!
     

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