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Can you rear chicks and ducklings together

Can you rear chicks and ducklings together and would a 250watt bulb do 35 ducklings and 15 chicks

Fionn193
Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Yes its fine to do that, just clean out the wet bedding often, ducklings make a bigger mess than chicks.

Daireforan
Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

It is best not too.
Chicks need a higher protein food than waterfowl.
They also grow much faster and will soak the feed, making it messy and sticky for the chicks.
Waterfowl of any discription feather up much quicker and so need less heat.

Desy
Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Thankyou

Fionn193
Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

As desy said best not too , if you had a smaller number that would be fine I guess but 35 ducklings..

Adrian Kelly
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020


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