Ducks and meat chickens

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by acc52689, May 22, 2012.

  1. acc52689

    acc52689 Hatching

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    Hi,

    I am starting some meat chickens (Cornish rocks) soon, and was wondering about raising some ducks for meat, too. Could they ever be raised together? How much space do ducks need? And what food do they require?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

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    If you get a meat breed of duck, they will do as well as the Cornish Cross at producing meat.

    However, my Cornish Cross peck at everything, so I think it wouldn't be very comfortable for the ducks to be penned in with them. The CX would probably try to eat the ducks. They appear to be willing to eat anything that can't outrun them.
     
  3. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Songster

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    Also, if the chickens didn't eat the ducks, the ducks would end up getting water everywhere and soaking the chickens, making them miserable!
     
  4. Lucky1

    Lucky1 Chirping

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    I have my ducks in with my meat chicks and they get along ok, but they were pretty much raised together from hatch. If the chicks peck at the ducks too much they stand up and chase them around the coop until the duckling had decided that he made his point. :lol:
     

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