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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ladyh, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. ladyh

    ladyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have baby Pekin Ducklings. When they get larger, is it safe to put the males in with my Nigerian Dwarf Buck goat bucks? Is it sanitary? Will the goats hurt the male ducks? Will my bucks get any kind of disease from the Ducks? I'm not speaking of does... just bucks and maybe a concern for the ducks during rutt?

    Thank you (new to this)
     
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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I know some folks have mixed species - I hope they will check in here soon - we only have ducks right now.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    I'm not a goat person (only ever had one goat), but I wouldn't risk putting them in a pen together for fear that the goats would injure the ducks with their heads, horns or hooves.

    -Kathy
     
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  4. ladyh

    ladyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a registered nigerian dwarf breeder, just never have had ducks :) I could put them with my does and I know nothing would happen...I disbud my girls.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    How many ducks? How large an area? Will you worry about your goats drinking water filled with poop and mud? I love my ducks, but they really do mess up everything, lol.

    -Kathy
     
  6. ladyh

    ladyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    goats won't drink water that isn't clean they have they own buckets :) I have 8 ducklings...when sexed girls will be separated. The drakes will have a 20x10 area if w/the bucks...
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Goats can have copper, right? I know sheep can't, so you would never want to keep sheep with poultry because poultry feed has copper in it and sheep are very susceptible to copper toxicity.

    -Kathy
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Heck, try it and figure out another solution if it looks like it's not working. My one wether was 120 pounds, had horns and new how to use them, so putting him in with anything, including a 1400 pound horse, would have been a bad idea.

    -Kathy
     
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  9. ladyh

    ladyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my bucks are nigerian dwarf no way 120 pounds LOL The feed would be where the bucks can't get to it. My only concern is when they are in rutt, if the ducks are in harms way.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    They would sure would be.

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