Ducks with hens?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by wickedwindfarm, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. wickedwindfarm

    wickedwindfarm New Egg

    Feb 26, 2013
    I probably should have looked through older posts (so many!)...
    I'm getting pekin ducks and may keep a breeding pair. Can they be housed with my hens?
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I wouldn't advise keeping a drake with hens, drakes are overly sexed and will try to mate with just about anything including your hens, which will end in death for them since ducks and chickens are made to mate completely different, It would be safer to keep your pair of Pekins separate from your chickens, free ranging maybe okay with supervision, but not housed together.
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  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    Agreed. A definite better to be safe than sorry! [​IMG]

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