got any poultry tips!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cornishbantamfarm, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. cornishbantamfarm

    cornishbantamfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    hi everey one!

    i am an all out cowgirl and have been living on the farm since the day i was born!
    for all the people that have backyard flocks of chickens and ducks please post em here![​IMG]
    one of my qeustions:

    okay my coop is 100 square feet inside (10 by 10)
    and the run is 150 square feet (10 by 15)

    i have
    5 white laced red cornish bantam pullets
    1 white laced red cornish batam cockeral
    3 10 week old silkie bantam pullets
    1 rhode island red pullet
    and 5 ready to lay hens coming on the end of september

    do you think that i could have a breeding pair of ducks in my coop and run without a pond?
    or should i just stick with the chickens?[​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2011
  2. cornishbantamfarm

    cornishbantamfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    any one!!!![​IMG]
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  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I wouldn't add any ducks to that size of an area.
     
  4. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Just stick with the chickens.

    Ducks do best with water. In fact, if ducks are ever without water, they die because they need to rinse out their nostrils. Or so the duck people(on BYC) tell me....so that means if the waterer tips over or runs out, you've got a problem.

    Not to mention that it's only natural for them to dive and swim...
     
  5. cornishbantamfarm

    cornishbantamfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    yes i thought it wouldent be a good idea as i know the ducks would naturally go in the water
    i will just stick with my chickens and build a bigger coop and run next season
    thanks every one![​IMG]
     

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