Ducks and Chickens

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chelly, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    I have not received my chicks or ducks yet. BUT I would like to keep the together.
    Can someone tell me how you do that - what do you feed etc.....
    Thanks a ton!
     
  2. Mike_Winters

    Mike_Winters Out Of The Brooder

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    Well ducklings grow alot fast then chickens and love turning there water bowls into a bath
     
  3. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Ducks and Chickens do fine together when full gown, but as young chicks/Ducklings it is best to keep them seperated as the ducks will make a huge mess and get everything wet, including the chicks. Chicks cannot tolerate wetness as they chill very quickly.Not only that Ducklings grow at such a faster rate than chicks that they will step on them, and hurt them. Once moved outside into a run/coop they will do fine. i have 5 ducks that live with my 30+ chickens.
     
  4. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't take no chances. My ducks are in the front yard in the pond and my chickens are in the back yard in the garden. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    I'll keep the ducks separate from the chicks in the brooder, I'll partition off so they can see each other still.

    What is the best to use for the bottom of the brooder, paper towels at first then Pine shavings for both chicks and ducks?
     

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