Ducks and chickens?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Corey NC, May 15, 2008.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Is it possible for them to live in the same coop and run happily?

    I know that the coop would need to be cleaned out more often and water deep enough for ducks to get water to their nostrils. I would have a baby pool available for them to swim in and I would change that water once a week.

    But besides that I am not sure what else I should do or make sure to have.
     
  2. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My runner ducks, geese, and chickens have all shared the same coop. They range during the day and I have kiddie pools for the waterfowl. Other than that it all seems to work just fine [​IMG]
     
  3. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Do you think they would be ok if they are penned up in a run?
     
  4. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't honestly answer that since mine never were.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I do not advocate mixing fowl . They don't live that way naturally. A drake can and will mate your hens brutally. Please give the ducks their own place.
     
  6. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Thanks Missprissy,

    Thats what I wanted to know....hmm I guess I'll be needing a new coop. [​IMG]
     
  7. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:At what age can this begin?
    I have month old drakes and hens together now. Can a hybrid be produced as a result of this?
     
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  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The last ducks I had started mating at 3- 4 months. As they get older and possessive they can get aggressive with whichever they have chosen to mate with.
     
  9. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    What if I only kept females, would that make a difference?
     
  10. My Little Sister's Farm

    My Little Sister's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have one pair in with the chickens because they were being picked on by my herd drake, as I call him. they are wonderful, she lays underneath the nestboxes and they are really close. the chickens don't have a problem with them and no one seems to be put out.
     

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