New from Eugene Oregon

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by marciab, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. marciab

    marciab New Egg

    Apr 9, 2009
    Hello from beautiful Eugene Oregon. I and new at raising chickens and ducks. I have had mine for over 2 weeks now and need to start considering their perm housing status. I was wondering can ducks and chickens have the same type of housing built for them?[​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009
  2. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    [​IMG] Welcome from Iowa.
    Yes, you can house chickens and ducks together, but be warned that ducks are much messier and tend to get their water everywhere. Chickens prefer a dry environment. Ducks LOVE water.
    Keep reading here at BYC, there's so much info and you'll learn so much. There's a "search" feature on the blue bar above to help you find the info you seek.
    Again, welcome.
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  4. marciab

    marciab New Egg

    Apr 9, 2009
    Thanks! What type of housing and run would you recommend? I live in the city and have an landscaped oversized yard and would like to keep the footprint down to a minimum if possible. Maybe something 2-story'ish
  5. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Eugene, Oregon
    Hi there.....I'm new from Eugene too! Just getting my chickens tomorrow. I'm so excited! How old are your babes?
  6. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    Hi marciab! Welcome to BYC!!! [​IMG]

    You might want to look over the coop section here - there are some awesome coop designs and many have detailed pages that show how they were built, etc. It might help you decide on what you want to do with your coop!!!

    I housed chickens and ducks together - and the only bd news is that the ducks do make mod hole wherever they go!!! [​IMG] And they do like clean kiddie pool to swim in - something you don't want to place near young chicks (or less bright older chickens.. ) that might fall in...

    I am sure there are other folks on BYC that have chickens and ducks -- and if you post your question in the waterfowl section or in coop sections - I'll bet you'll bet the info you need!

  7. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
  8. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello and [​IMG] from NC
  9. countrygirlatheart

    countrygirlatheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Huffman Texas
    [​IMG] From huffman, Texas [​IMG]
  10. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]

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