Well, almost! I ordered my first ducklings today! 10 Ancona's and 6 Rouen's, along with 15 Easter Egger pullets and 15 turkeys! I think I've gone crazy! We have 7 Buff Orpington hens and 6 Black Sex Link hens and 1 rooster. What I'm interested in finding out is, can my ducks and chickens live together? We have a large coop, 16x20, and plenty of room for nesting boxes on the floor. I know I should keep the ducklings away from the chicks because of the niacin, but exactly how long do I need to give that? I've also heard of a LOT of people, and a lot of info on the internet, feeding chicken layer to their ducks, but I'm really not convinced that that is truly what they need. We are slowly adding different components to the fermented layer and cutting layer back so that we will eventually be feeding strictly our own mix of grains, BOSS, a little corn (because its so cold here) and other mineral and vitamin supplements. Would this kind of feed be ok to feed to ducks too? Maybe change a couple of ingredients so it can be fed to both? We had planned on just feeding all our poultry, and pigs, and goats, the commercial feed since its already made making it so much easier, but then it hit me, I don't feed my kids "commercial feed" so why should I feed my kids food commercial feed? I am new to all of this. Like REALLY new, grew up in a city on strictly store bought food and NO animals, now I've got almost an acre garden and 20 animals (not including my kids!) running around! Thank you in advance for any advice/tips! And please! feel free to share any other advice you can even if I didn't think to write it in the novel I am posting!