I picked up 6 new pekin ducklings from tractor supply today. I originally only wanted 3 of them, but the state minimum is 6 so I got 6. But im glad I did since they definitely seem to like eachothers company alot.
I have them in a huge rubbermaid tote right now inside with a heat lamp. The temp in the area i have the lamp aimed is about 95 degrees or so. They seem to sort of sit in the hottest area for w bit then go walk around tye rest of the bin for a bit then go back to the warm. I guess thats normal.
I have water and food available for them and will make sure they never run out and their bin stays clean.
And heres where my questions start. I did a whole bunch of reading last night but couldnt really find the answers specifically.
1. Whats the right temp to keep them at? And when do/can i start to lower the temp until they no longer need the lamp?
2. When should i expect them to be able to hadle outside temps regularly?
3. How big of a enclosure should i make for 6 full grown ducks? I plan to keep them in there just at night and when we're not around to keep an eye on them.
Thank you for any info.