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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tumbling K, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    I haven't picked a kind yet. For now, for sure it would have to be dual purpose.

    Ease of incubation would help also. LOL

    I'd like for their run, to be in my garden. The coop attached.
     
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    For dual purpose, I recommend Anconas... but depending on how many, any big ducks will tear up the garden...
     
  3. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    They will eat the plants?
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Young plants, yes... but the big thing they do is make tons of holes with their bills... big ducks, bigger holes...

    Our yard currently looks like an aerator went over it, lol...
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    we were growing corn once and had ducks in the garden, then we just had ducks. They were pretty happy about it though...
     
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  6. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok maybe a separate run and occasional access to garden to eat bugs. Maybe just two ducks in garden full time. My garden is about 60'x 40'.
     
  7. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    We have not had a garden in a long time. it was about 1/4 acre though.
     
  8. Knigge

    Knigge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our ducks totally tore our garden up. I've heard the chickens won't do that. This will be our first year with chickens and garden so we will see. Fingers crossed.
     
  9. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Chickens are worse, lol... they make huge dustbath areas...
     
  10. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    know chickens will eat your veggies. Especially tomatoes.

    Guess not too worried about holes, so too much of an issue there.
     

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