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Howdy from Texas..

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FarmerFrenchy, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. FarmerFrenchy

    FarmerFrenchy New Egg

    Nov 24, 2015
    Hi, I just moved to TX from CA and got me a few chickens for which i built a little (lopsided) coop. I wasmthinking about getting a couple of ducks next month along with a turkey to keep as a pet. Would they get along fine together? Should I build another coop especially for the turkey and the ducks? Do ducks need a pond?
    Other than that, nice site :)
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Sorry I don't know about turkeys - you could post on the "Turkey thread," OR ducks, likewise post on the "Duck thread." I think people sometimes use a sandbox filled with water or even a child's low pool for ducks. I've heard turkeys can get "blackhead" disease from chickens but, don't know how prevalent that is.

    Think my brain is too full of sugar plums right now to function.
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on drumstick diva; I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks or turkeys, but definitely post on our Duck and Turkey sections in Other Backyard Poultry under the forum at the top of the page and take advantage of our duck and turkey experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and a warm welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard. Hope you get some duck and turkey experts to further advise.

  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you have joined us.

    Sorry, another chicken person here.

    But do know that if you have male ducks you will need to separate them from your female chickens.

    Good luck with your plans and do post the question under the ducks/turkeys forums for some experienced input.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2015
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us, and I hope you learn a lot from the site!
  8. JudysMuscovy

    JudysMuscovy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi I am from Texas also - we have not raised turkeys and ducks together but have done it at different times so not sure about housing them together but I am sure people do- hope someone can help you with that
    As far as ducks needing a pond - no they don't a kiddie pool from the dollar store works great - they enjoy playing in the water I have been raising Muscovy ducks for a few years already and just love the personalities
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


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