Raising ducklings and chicks in same brooder

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Viking84, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Viking84

    Viking84 Chirping

    Mar 18, 2019
    i am ordering 5 ducklings from ideal poultry and would also like 5 chicks with the same order. My brooder is 4x8. With a 4x3 enclosed heated section and a 4x5 open run section. Can I raise both chicks and ducklings together in this brooder until old enough to introduce to the 15 adult chickens we have?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I would not. Those ducklings will make a wet mess out of everything, and it's important chicks stay dry, and their feed stays dry so it doesn't mold.
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    Might be a better idea to split the brooder in half an put your heat lamp over the middle that way each side can share it?
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
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