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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Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category.  Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.

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