Raising ducklings and chicks in same brooder

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

  1. Viking84

    Viking84 Chirping

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    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

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    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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