Hello everyone so many questions

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rw02kr43, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. rw02kr43

    rw02kr43 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone from central snowy Indiana. I don't have any chickens yet. But I'm thinking of getting 3 to 4 silky chickens and one runner duck. How much room in the cool do I need? Can the chickens and the duck live together? Would a chicken tractor work or do I need something bigger? Do they need electricity run to the coop? Thanks for any help.

    Jason
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. Ducks are flock animals you will need to get at least 2 of them.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    And male ducks can be a problem with trying to breed hens, they can injure chickens in the attempt.
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    What Kevin and muttsfan said X 2. Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. nwredrooster

    nwredrooster Out Of The Brooder

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    You don't have to have electricity running to coop, but if you can have it safely run out there you won't regret it. I don't use a heat lamp for my girls; but, I love having a light to turn on in the morning when I let them out and evening when they go back in and I give a head count. Or if you need to check on one in the night, Or turning on the exhaust fan on warm summer nights to get air pulling through the coop. Or plugging in a power tool when I want to tweak something in the run and/or coop. Or... You get the idea. If you have the opportunity to install electricity when your building the coop, do it, you won't regret it.
    I've never had ducks but hear that they don't make the best roommates for chickens. But I know nothing about it, so defer to somebody who does if a knowledgeable source surfaces.
    Good luck.
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Jason and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Great to have you with us! Best of luck with your future poultry!
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  9. rw02kr43

    rw02kr43 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I'm going to go with all females. I think having a rooster would be pressing my luck here.
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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