Ducks, geese, and chickens

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chickenlover88, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Chickenlover88

    Chickenlover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My run is very large right now I only have my duck in it. My oegb chickens (very tiny bantams) are living in a large dog kennel right now. I was just wondering if eventually my geese, ducks and chickens can all eventually live together?
     
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A lot of mine live together without problem. The ducks will really make a mess with the water, so set the waterer on gravel for drainage so that the chickens dont have to stand in mud to drink.

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  3. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
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    They should do fine together. Since you have goslings, I would start the intro soon, with the OEG. That way they get to know eachother before the gosslings get huge! But yeah they should be fine, but like Eggchel said, put the watere on gravel for drainage if they are kept i a run.[​IMG]
     
  4. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    My ducklings, and goslings roam our yard with our chicks, chickens, and goats and everyone does swimmingly together. [​IMG] Introing at a younger age is always easiest if you can do it.
     
  5. FrankBlissett

    FrankBlissett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our first ducks were introduced as adults. they sleep in their own shed, while the chickens have a coop. To be honest, they don't really interact at all in the yard. They speak different body-languages and basicly just ignore each other - seem to treat each other as animated lawn orniments.

    -Frank
     

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