Ducks with chickens? (All females)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by upsetduckowner, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. upsetduckowner

    upsetduckowner New Egg

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    I have 2 hens (a Rouen and a Pekin duck) and also 6 hens (chickens) During the day they all roam around my yard and all seem fine...but I was just wondering if they could actually stay in the same pen at night or during the day when I'm not home? Could they hurt each other? I have no drakes or roosters. All are females. In the meantime I have been keeping them in separate pens.
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I have to pen up my girls, they are in one pen. I do put them in separate night houses though.

    I do have one duck that doesn't like 2 of my 3 chickens and will chase them but so far hasn't hurt anybody and has been like that since I've had them for the last year.
     
  3. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can.Watcg those either of them may react different in a pen,rather then free ranging where they can avoid one another.There may be a squabble here and there but it'd probably not be a problem.
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Free ranging and actually sharing a space is two different things...Birds are territorial about their living space....I would keep them separate and only free range together...:)


    Cheers!
     

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