Wood Ducks and Chickens?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Truecelt, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. Truecelt

    Truecelt Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a small mixed flock of chickens with varying breeds (mostly easter eggers, some Brahma bantams, duccles, faveroles, etc...) in two 9x5 coops with a very large covered run. They often get run of the yard and wooded areas of our propery (6 acres)

    I've been wanting to get wood ducks for some time. Before I make that kind of investment, would it be possible to house them with the changes chickens? How are their water (swimming) requirements? There is a creek on tge property, but can run drt during the hot months. I'm considering a bottom draining pool for them.

    I had black east india ducks for a bit, and they made their water unbearable in minutes. Do wood ducks do the same?
     

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