Mandarine ducks and chickens

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by werepoodle, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. werepoodle

    werepoodle Chirping

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    I"m very new to byc so this may have been asked already, but could I keep a pair of mandarin ducks in the same pen with a few bantam chickens ? Pen would be about 10 x 20 and covered.
     

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    Most people say to never keep domestic and wild species together.
     
  3. waterdog

    waterdog Songster

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    You could keep several pairs of ornamental ducks in a pen that size, but do not mix in chickens or domestic ducks with the wild ducks.
     
  4. werepoodle

    werepoodle Chirping

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    Then if I devided the pen into a 10x10 for each it would give me enought room for a pair of ducks? I live in the middle of town and have a side yard on the corner that I want to designate for the birds. It does have privacy fencing.
     
  5. luvmydux

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    I have a barn with an extended outer "porch" that is all enclosed. I have bantam chickens and my mandarins in together. They all seem to be doing great. They've been together over a year.
     

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