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Ducks living in chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by newcanaanchicks, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. newcanaanchicks

    newcanaanchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 chickens in a coop designed for 8. Can I add 2 ducks? Anything special I have to do if I can?
     
  2. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ducks in my chicken coop. The chickens sleep on the roosts above, and the ducks sleep in the hay below. The ducks usually sleep underneath the nesting boxes, presumably so they don't get bombed from above!

    My one recommendation is to not have any water inside the coop. Ducks will quickly make a huge mess of the water. Keep the food and water outside in the run.
     
  3. newcanaanchicks

    newcanaanchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks.
     
  4. Aronia

    Aronia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome. Always. ;)
     

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