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ducks and chicks cohabitating

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jane A, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Jane A

    Jane A Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I put ducklings into my "brooding box" (?) with my one chick to keep it company while other chicks are hatching?
     
  2. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duckling and chicks can do fine together. Just watch to make sure no one pick on the other very much. It is normal for the chicks to peck the webbed feet and a duckling to peck the chicks a little. Ducklings are very messy!!!! You will have to keep an eye on them and the water. Jenn
     
  3. chels23

    chels23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I remember right I don't think that ducklings can have medicated food.
     
  4. da-cajun-angla

    da-cajun-angla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    correct...the antibiotic in the feed can poison ducklings because of the amount of it they eat
     

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