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Question about pekins!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Masonz75, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. Masonz75

    Masonz75 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 10, 2015
    Hey guys I really want about 2 or 3 pekins. I also have 30 chicks in the brooder. Will it be ok to have 2 or 3 female ducks with 30 chickens? And also what should the ducks start out with for food and for how long? And should I leave food and water 24/7? Sorry for all the questions. I live in the high desert of California.
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Every situation is different but in general it should be fine to add a few female ducks.

    I use Flock Raiser for all of my birds.

    I leave food and water 24/7 personally.
  3. Mrs.H

    Mrs.H Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    I agree with Kevin. However I would add (depending on your beooder set up) to have a backup plan for another brooder for the ducks, they are so messy and get everything so wet, it might be easier to clean more often a day without having 30 chicks in the way.
  4. mikeru

    mikeru Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 11, 2013
    There is special food for chicks mazuri is the company name. Best food on the market for waterfowl

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