When can I introduce chickens to my ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PrairieSunrise, May 3, 2016.

  1. PrairieSunrise

    PrairieSunrise In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2016
    Hello! I'm pretty new here and I have a question about chickens and ducks.

    I currently have 7 Welsh Harlequins 8 weeks old, and I'm wanting to introduce chickens to the flock to help with the deep bedding I want to do. I'm thinking 2-3 chickens as the house is not too large, about 12' x 8'.

    My question is, can I introduce them now? Or should I wait till the Ducks are grown?'

    The house was once a chicken house, so it has plenty of medium and high roosts for the chickens.
  2. Virus

    Virus Songster

    May 21, 2015
    It depends if the chickens are full grown or not. If they are I'd wait another week or two, if the chickens are around the same age then you can now. I also wouldn't just thrown them together, you'll have to introduce gradually.
  3. Coop Lanson

    Coop Lanson In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2016
    Glad you asked I have two Khaki Campbell ducklings at 4 weeks and two road island reds at 3 weeks and they will be in the same coop with no older birds, I was wondering when a good time would be for me to let them all in the coop

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