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DUCKGIRL89

Songster
8 Years
Apr 28, 2011
7,176
25
241
TN
I have 8 ducks soon to be 6 a lady is taking two of my drakes as pets yay! And this wendsday I will have 6 more that = 12 and by the end of next month If all my duck eggs hatch I will have 15! But not counting the eggs until they hatch, + im only keeping the girls I dont know how many girls I will get out of 3 eggs hahaha.

So by wendsday I will have 12 ducks! How many ducks do you have?!
 

missred871

Eggxhausted Momma
9 Years
May 5, 2010
1,846
17
149
Perry GA
Ha. I lost count.... let me think.....

3 pekin ducks 1 pekin drake
2 rouen drakes 2 rouen ducks
2 swedish mix ducks
= 10 grown

+

1 blue runner
1 black runner
4 rouens
1 crested swedish mix (which I hatched out of my own eggs... talk about a throw back!)
1 white call
2 magpie calls
1 snowy call
=11 youngins

21... holy cow! When did that happen?!

PLUS both of my rouens are setting on a total of 12 eggs!
 

PerpetualLearner

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 28, 2011
14
1
22
I am very new to caring for anything other than dogs and cats. 6/1/11 we got 34 chicks - at this point we have 31 and they are big. They got bigger faster than I thought they would. 8/15/11 we got 52 ducklings - still have 51 and they are growing quick. For each they started out in a chick house. The chickens are in a coop (one end of the barn - one car garage space). It has a door to the fenced outside and a door to the rest of the barn. My quandary is when and how do I introduce the ducks and chickens.
 

ZoeS95423

Songster
8 Years
Apr 17, 2011
556
21
133
4 pekins
1 black swedish
1 buff crested
2 trout indian runners
7 Black swedish/buff crested mixes
6 khaki cambells

so thats 23
 

Kaelinstorm

Chirping
8 Years
May 17, 2011
386
1
99
Lampasas
I only have four


Left to right:

Kiwi (Drake), Maggie (Female), Ming-Ming (Pos. Female), Drake (Female-back)

Khaki Cambell, magpie, Khaki-Magpie X, Cayuga



(Far left is my RIR hen named Dinner)
 

missred871

Eggxhausted Momma
9 Years
May 5, 2010
1,846
17
149
Perry GA
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okay, you dont want to house them together. They have different needs. The ducks will be messy and muddy and make the chickens miserable. However that said, you can pen the ducks with a nice big pool or if you have a pond, I am not sure how much room you have or what your set up is but they will need a pool/large thing of water for sure. They are not supposed to eat medicated chick feed, it contains a medication that they do not need and it can make them ill. Nor do they eat layer pellets there is too much calcium in a layer feed for them at that age. I use poultry grower which I buy at Tractor Supply company it runs about 13.88 for a 50 pound bag. Sounds like you have your hands full though, that sure is a lot of birds! lol
 

Karen09

Songster
10 Years
Jun 27, 2009
200
1
111
Wyoming, New York
I put my ducks in a coop next to the chickens when they were 3 weeks old so they could see each other and get used to each other. Then after about 1 to 2 weeks, I put them all in the big coop. They are free-ranged during the day and locked up during the night. They now move around as a flock (the ducks are 16 weeks old) and the rooster also protects the ducks. It is really cute - though my husband says the ducks think they are chickens who like to go in the creek once in awhile.
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