When to let new ducks sleep in the same coop with older poultry

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Nikhitaa28, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. Nikhitaa28

    Nikhitaa28 New Egg

    Jun 28, 2016
    This is the ducks and chooks about 2 weeks ago!
    Ive never posted here before but here it goes!

    okay so ive been introducing 2 new ducks (1 month) with my 3 chickens (4 months) they are indian runners so they are already gettinng bigger than the chooks. I know everyone has mixed feelings about mixing these birds but everything has been fine. there was some pecking at the beginning but thats normal i guess there was no blood and they got over it.
    I've been letting them play out in the day together so i can make sure everything is peaceful(which it is) but i have no idea when to let them into the coop together at night? should i just do it as everything else is fine or shall i wait for them to get abit bigger? I really want them to be outside but their safety is first.
    Thankyou for all the help! no one be mean please haha.
  2. SmallFarmUSA

    SmallFarmUSA Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 19, 2016
    I think you'll be able to tell best when it feels like it'll be safe to lock them up together...but it sounds like they're getting along OK, so as long as the coop is big enough to get out of each other's space to sleep, it should be fine to go ahead and put them in together. :)

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