Ducks with chickens?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sunnyfishy, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. sunnyfishy

    sunnyfishy Chillin' With My Peeps

    92
    8
    54
    Jul 15, 2014
    We have 10 ducks now and are about to start finally building a more permanent winterized pen for them this year. My question is this: we have a chicken (and are receiving a rooster friend for her tomorrow) and they don't seem to pick on each other any right now, but in the winter if they are enclosed together for longer periods of time, will that be an issue I need to worry about? They have more space in the enclosure they have right now, but it's a terrible winter solution kind of place. The enclosure we're looking to build seems about 8'x8', and we will probably have some boxes for the chicken above the ground.

    I'm scared that the not-yet-sexually-matured male ducks we have (2 or 3 of them, we aren't positive) might go after the chicken. I read somewhere on here that if that were to happen, it'd likely kill the chicken. Will the chicken and roo need a separate fenced area within the enclosure or no?
     
  2. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    360
    5
    73
    Aug 19, 2014
    I WOULD SAY YES THEY NEED THIER OWN SPACE oops caps
     
  3. smonkeySK

    smonkeySK Chillin' With My Peeps

    337
    41
    97
    Dec 20, 2013
    wigan uk
    I keep a female duck in with my chickens and everyone gets on swimmingly - I wouldn't risk it with a drake tho...
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by