Help Life Or Death Of Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by [email protected], Oct 10, 2011.

  1. leghornlover@123

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Im hatching 1 chick would it be possiable for the chick to leave with my two mallard ducks they are 2 years old and are males can they live together in piece?
     
  2. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a chick. The male ducks will most likely kill it.
     
  3. leghornlover@123

    leghor[email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you I suggest I do I only have one spot to put it an thats where the ducks are
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    looks like you got yourself a house chicken.
     
  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    What do you I suggest I do I only have one spot to put it an thats where the ducks are

    Make another spot, cause it definetly woukld not survive!!​
     
  6. leghornlover@123

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well could I wait till it geys bigger
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Can you tell a little more about your setup? Do you have a brooder available (even a cardboard box with ventilation in the house)? Is there a broody hen involved or did you use an incubator?

    The chick will require heat somehow...here is a helpful page for chick care:

    http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chickcare.html

    I apologize if you already know all this and were just asking about the ducks. Some need more info. and some less, lol.
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Well could I wait till it geys bigger

    Sure when it's about 20 weeks or so!!​
     
  9. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First off I would never raise a single chick. They need companions- compainions of the chicken kind, or constant human kind. Easiest way: Get more chicks or give the chick to someone who has some.

    You will need to keep the chick and ducks seperate until the chick is grown- like 20 weeks +. Even then the ducks will probably harrass the chicken to no end.

    Were you planning on have a brooder set up with lights and such? What were your plans?
     
  10. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm sure others will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think I recall reading that male ducks and male chickens have different sexual "plumbing", the ducks' being much, much larger and differently shaped. Therefore, a hen, even a full grown adult hen, could be at tremendous risk of injury, even death, should your two male ducks attempt to mate her since she isn't designed to receive a male duck.

    This precludes allowing male ducks live in the same pen as female chickens. If you're intent on having a chicken, you need to rethink the living arrangement.
     

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