I wasn't sure whether to put this in Ducks or Managing Your Flock. I hope I picked the right one! I have a pair of pekin ducks. I got them at a couple days old when my 4 Australorps were a couple weeks old. Other than their normal ducky behavior (which mainly includes anything wet!) they think they are siblings to the chickens. They free range together and sleep together and get upset if they are separated for even a second. My problem is that my 4 straight run Australorps, now at 11 weeks old, are looking like 4 roosters. That means they will be headed for the freezer in the next couple months. I have 11 chicks due to arrive next week. When my chicks are about 4-5 weeks old and ready to go to the coop, the ducks will be approximately 14-15 weeks old. I'm trying to figure out how to coordinate this! How do pekins normally do with new chicks added to their flock? And do you think they would do better if I introduce the chicks before I remove their 4 "brothers" or after? I don't want to stress Quacker and Jax out anymore than need be. But, of couse, I don't want my little Favs and silkies to get hurt either. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!