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Question about pekins!

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

  1. Masonz75

    Masonz75 Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    There is special food for chicks mazuri is the company name. Best food on the market for waterfowl
     

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