EE Chicks and Muscovy Ducks together in brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sikesjj, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. sikesjj

    sikesjj Out Of The Brooder

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    I am about to order chicks, and thought a few ducks might be fun we have a pond that they can live out their lives in. Can the chicks and ducks be in the brooder together? I have never had ducks before and thought why not. Thanks for any info!!!!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Your ducklings will quickly make a wet mess out of the brooder, they will eat some feed then need to wash it down, chicks should stay warm and dry, it's best to brood them separately.
     
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    Okay, thanks for the input. I will pass on ducks for now and brood them separately after I get my chicks out into the coop.
     

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