Raising baby chicks & ducklings together

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peepnpato, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. peepnpato

    peepnpato In the Brooder

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    Hi! I recently got a chick (Leghorn) about 2-3 weeks old then the next day got 2 ducklings the same age (Muscovy). They live in the same pen and get along fine for the most part. Cuddle each other, etc, however, we just started noticing once in a while the bigger duckling will peck the chicks feet/wings and the smaller ducklings beak slightly aggressively. Should I be worried?? Or is this normal in baby chickens and ducks?
    And does anyone have any tips on raising them together??

    Thanks!!
     
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  2. peepnpato

    peepnpato In the Brooder

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    Here is a photo of them cuddling :) would love any insight!
     

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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Ducklings noodle everything..
    @HuffleClaw raises them together..
     
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  4. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Addicted to Birds

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    Hi :frow At this age my ducklings started chasing the chicks. But they did it in a playful manner. The chicks eventually caught on to it and now play along. As long as you don’t notice any injuries, they should be fine. :hugs
     
  5. Steven Bussell

    Steven Bussell Songster

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    My three ducklings and chicks are being raised together. They will be 4 weeks old this coming Monday.
    Last night one of the chicks was sleeping on top of the 3 ducklings.
    I'm using 5 gallons of water a day. Not because of spillage. But because the ducks love their water. I use a full size cake pan to caught the water... They turn it into a small pond..
    3-4 weeks and they can start enjoying the great outdoors...
     
  6. peepnpato

    peepnpato In the Brooder

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    @HuffleClaw i think my chicken is starting to catch on now and playing along with them!

    @Steven Bussell that is adorable, my chick does the same thing. Would love to see photos!

    My main concern is having them grow up to all get along / co exist together :)
     
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