Can I keep chicks and ducklings together? You might be surprised at my answer.

It’s Wednesday, which means I answer your questions about keeping chickens. 


If you’ve wondered:

  • Whether you can keep chicks and ducklings together in the same brooder
  • If chick grit is necessary (and where to buy it)
  • What you should do with a hen’s first egg
  • How to deal with an overly-bossy hen
  • If straw is a good idea to use in coops

then you’re in the right place.


You’ll learn:

  • Why it’s not the best idea to keep your chicks and ducklings together
  • When you should always provide chick grit
  • Common misconceptions about a hen’s first egg
  • The real deal about using straw in your coop (and other options)
  • The simplest way to deal with a hen that’s causing pecking order drama (and why she’s that way in the first place)

Links We Discuss

Where to buy brewer’s yeast

Game bird feed

Where to buy a chicken apron (for hens missing feathers)

The feather fixer brand I recommend

Where to buy chicken grit

Where to buy chick grit (small enough for baby chicks)


I’d like to hear from you!

Do you have a question for me? Leave a comment below!

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