Ducks and chickens

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by animal lover 13, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. animal lover 13

    animal lover 13 In the Brooder

    Jun 30, 2013
    Can I put my ducks and chickens together
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    Depends, what size chickens, what size ducks? as well what are the dynamics of these flocks... roos? drakes? I keep mine separated, for one ducks are waterfowl, so that means they mess in the water and mess it up, chickens are not fans of this process at all.

    As well there is a risk with drakes mating chickens which worse case can result in death of the hen, some are okay but that does have to be watched for.

    Tons of variables with this...

  3. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Mine are "together".
    They free range during the day together. 4 Indian runner girls and 1 welsh harlequin girl. The chickens are 2 BO girls, 1 Barred Rock girl, 1 polish girl and a polish roo.
    The ducks don't tolerate the polish - they are low birds on the raking here. So any attempts by the roo to mate with a duck will not go well for him. I have seen him mating the polish and one of the BO girls.

    At night, they are in their own huts.

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