When can I introduce chickens to my ducks?

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

  1. PrairieSunrise

    PrairieSunrise New Egg

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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