Opinions on putting these breeds together!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Echo5, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Echo5

    Echo5 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I've never had chickens or ducks before, my dad has but a long time ago and he only had 1 breed- White Leghorns... Im planning to get 2-3 Orpingtons, 2 Silkies, and 2 Pekin or Orpington Ducks. I've done a lot of research on all these breeds and for the most part from peoples reveiws, they seem to be quite Docile and freindly and gets along well with others for the most part. I would be getting them all around a day old, no males. They would all be kept in the same housing, 4'x7.5', still doing renovations so might extend. They will all be kept in a pen at least with 60 square feet of room maybe more. May let the ducks free range once and a while. Im asking lots of questions, so I have success in my first experiance with chicks and ducks.
    Thanks ~Newbie. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Echo5

    Echo5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Bumb...
     
  3. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can keep ducks and hens together but you need to cater for their different needs.
     
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  4. Echo5

    Echo5 Out Of The Brooder

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    anyone have experiences with these breeds together?
     

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