ducks and chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nauvoo Farm, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Nauvoo Farm

    Nauvoo Farm New Egg

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    Can ducks and chickens be housed together?
     
  2. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes however be preared to have to clean out often and give birds space to get away from each others shananigans as ducks are incredibly messy and chickens are not so.
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Yes they can be kept together, but ducks can really mess up the water and coop. Drakes breeding chicken hens can also cause problems.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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    No Geese and ducks do not gat along [​IMG]



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    Chickens do not and can not coexists with other birds [​IMG]



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    Don't believe them they can all use the same yard [​IMG]






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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It's better to keep them separate - ducks are very messy and splash out the water dishes - chickens do not want to be wet. again Drakes can seriously injure or kill hens trying to breed them.

    They are not built to duck standards.
     
  9. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know.
    my ducks even fall into the chicken pecking order but i think they r all quite low down
     

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