ducks living with chickens

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by whisner00, May 11, 2010.

  1. whisner00

    whisner00 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone, I have another question regarding my ducks and chickens. Both roam the yard from morning until dark and I was wondering if when they go in the pen at night if they all can share one pen or if I need to keep the ducks separated from the chickes? Thanks!
     
  2. Jody

    Jody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The woman I bought all my call ducks from has chickens, ducks, guinea, peafowl and turkeys all sharing houses and pens together.

    Myself though, I prefer to house the ducks and chickens separate although they do all free range together during the day
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2010
  3. AmberH

    AmberH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine stay together. [​IMG] They get along quite well. My little RIR thinks that he is a duck. lol
     
  4. Beryl

    Beryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine live quite happily together and share the same house at night. The chickens and ducks respect each other and are quite content. Good Luck
     
  5. missionarywife

    missionarywife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine live happily together all ducks, quinneas and chickens. My last hatching only had 1 duckling so the duckling lives with the 14 chicks. No problems whatsoever.
     
  6. Myra

    Myra Out Of The Brooder

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    My 2 pekins were fine with the 4 chickens from day 1 until..........the pekin drake matured and started mating with everyone...which is very physically dangerous for male ducks to mate with hens....so now I am busy building yet another coop for the ducks and have 2 more female ducklings in the brooder upstairs.

    Myra
     
  7. dani63

    dani63 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have nine chickens and four ducks all new this year. They stay together with no problems at all. Hopefully that will continue!
     

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