It is absolutely no secret that I’m obsessed with raising backyard chickens However, it may surprise you that those sweet little baby chicks weren’t the first ones to pull on my heartstrings! I was all about raising ducks! In fact, the kids sure didn’t have to work too hard for me to cave Honestly? At that point, I had no idea on how to raise anything with feathers My sister had a cockatiel
If you have recently visited your local feed store and seen baby chicks and baby ducklings available, the impulse to get a few of these and a few of those is irresistible!
Before you bring home your fluffy babies, here are some important differences to know about raising ducklings vs raising chicks!
Ducklings and chicks need separate space
Generally, ducklings and chicks will need a separate brooder Sometimes, they can all get along, but sometimes unfortunately they can fight Ducklings grow much faster than chicks, and have been known to pick on baby chicks Even if they do get along as babies,