I got 5 chicks and 2 ducks today!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dingleberry, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2010
    2 Americanas, 2 Black sex links, 1 polsh crested
    and 2 ducks forgot the breed)
    the lady at the feed store said ducks and chickens can be kept together. Is that true and What do ducks need differently from chickens?
  2. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2009
    I know ducks need Niacian and I don't think they can eat the medicated chick feed I don't have ducks yet but that is what I have been reading also since you did get your chicks at a feed store more then likely your Ameracuan's are easter eggers which is great because they can lay blue, blue/green, green or pink eggs they come in some many different colors. I would keep the ducks in a different brooder since they seem to make a mess with the water and need to clean their beaks just more of what I have read.

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