Mixing ducks with chickens

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jackhorn01, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. jackhorn01

    jackhorn01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2012
    Logansport, Louisiana
    I got my first two ducklings the other day. I am building a very large run for my chicken and have a large shed convereted into a hen house so room isn't a problem. My question is about mixing ducks with a rooster. I will be adding a rhode island red rooster to my coop in a few months. I have various other breeds of hens in there also. All I have been told so far is thats ducks mix well with chickens and eat the same stuff, my only concern was will they mix well with the rooster or will he constantly harass them?
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    It will all depend on the duck and the rooster. With plenty of space they will most likely be fine. However, if you end up with a drake you must make sure that he does not breed your chickens.

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