Muscovies and chickens living together in harmony!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by conniesue27, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. conniesue27

    conniesue27 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Muscovies (9 weeks old) and my chickens (13 weeks old ), live in the hen house all togerther with no problems so far, except for a little chicken nippin when there's food involved. What I'd like to know is, if they all seem to get along together now, will that be the case when everyone starts to get older and the girls all start laying. Can muscovies and chicken all live in the same house? Do they use a nesting box like a chicken, and can you eat there eggs too?[​IMG]
     
  2. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't answer your question, but that's great news. Not long ago, someone started some kind of thread saying that Muscovies and chickens didn't mix. I have only seen that they get along fine.
     
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Mine have always done wonderfully together [​IMG] (i have had all my birds for yearsss) I think it's the mellow personality of the Muscovy, they are just really accepting of new situations and new birds. I have had spats when I add new ducks but never new chickens. mine free range together and get penned together at night.

    I have had problems with geese though. thankfully this year I raised my geese with the babies and they've been great.
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Everything will be fine unless a muscovy drake becomes angered. As a kid we had a mellow muscovy drake who was attacked by a RIR rooster. Went on for a period of time until the drake finally killed the rooster and then started attacking every chicken on the farm. He didn't initiate the trouble, but he sure ran with it.
     
  5. Kelebek

    Kelebek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens and ducks are together :) I have 18 muscovey and about the same number of chickens (all though some are going to meet their fate here soon!)

    I have never had an issue with having both together - not even during feeding.
     
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  6. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kelebek, aren't Muscovy duck also???I think you meant chicken not duck...
     
  7. Kelebek

    Kelebek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hehehe - sorry - yes - the chickens .... I will edit - thank you
     
  8. conniesue27

    conniesue27 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you eat muscovy eggs?
     
  9. Kelebek

    Kelebek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh yes - they are very yummy!!!
     
  10. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    In my big pen I have 2 turkeys,25 muscovies,5 geese and maybe 40-50 chickens. Its a huge area. The geeses are the only aggressive ones and a mamma hen at times but they all do get along well.
     

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