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#77788 - 06/11/09 09:04 AM Ducks and Chickens
Mandi Offline
New Egg

Registered: 06/10/09
Posts: 7
Loc: Massachusetts
Later when my chicks are bigger, can I mix them with my one-year-old 3 male ducks?

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#77789 - 06/12/09 09:03 PM Re: Ducks and Chickens
Langshan Girl Offline
Bantam

Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 60
Loc: Wisconsin
I know a lot of people raise chickens together with ducks with no problem, but this is what I was told by a USDA veterinarian-

Ducks and other waterfowl are one of the most common sources of viruses. Waterfowl can harbor may strains of viruses, but they themselves are rarely (if ever) effected. They remain healthy but can pass on viruses to other species and cause illness.

I am not an expert, just passing on what I was told smile

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