Getting a mix of chicks, ducks, geese and turkeys.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jayzandra, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Jayzandra

    Jayzandra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2012
    Mohave County, Arizona
    I didn't know where to post this since I'm getting chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys this spring. I have had chickens for a while, but this Spring I decided to go with a mixed barnyard special that includes a few ducks, geese and turkeys. I just have a few questions.
    I'm expanding my coop and run. I have a completely enclosed coop with the chickens' roosts and nest boxes. I'm going to expand off of it with a mostly enclosed area that is approximately 4 feet wide by 19 feet long. The end of it is going to remain open, but it's in an area that is completely sheltered form the elements. I know I'll need roosts for the turkeys and a pond for the ducks and geese. The run is going to be 14 feet by 35 feet long. We already have a rooster that we got last spring. He's a fairly docile EE. If we get a rooster with our chicks, can he be introduced to the flock with the rest of them when the time comes or will we have to get rid of any roos? What do I need to provide for nesting for the ducks, geese and turkeys?
  2. SA Farm

    SA Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2013
    Ontario, Canada
    I have all but the geese here, but from what I understand they can be housed together. For the EE rooster, it depends on him. I've had plenty of young cockerels with my adult roosters and they've always been fine, but I usually find new homes for my young guys before they're really much of a threat.
    For my ducks, I have a large dog house with a few nest boxes. They seem quite happy with it and I'm assuming you'd just need to have larger nest boxes and/or house for the geese...
    I have a large off the ground house for my turkeys. They tend to be more apt to nest out under a bush than in their house though.

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