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I just got 2 female pekin ducks on St. Patrick's day so I took a guess that they were about five days old. I have a half acre lake in my backyard with some land and I was wondering when can they start going in the lake/outside? When do I take away their heat lamp? I'm going to get a chicken coop so that they are enclosed at night and what bedding should I use? Do they need separate water from the lake? They have a constant supply of food right now and once they get older do I only feed them three times a day (breakfast lunch dinner)? Any advice will help related to the questions or not thank you!
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:welcome

 

Cute ducklings! It's my understanding ducks need drinking water available to help them swallow their food. All your duck questions can be answered on the duck forum:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

 

The Learning Center also has a section on raising ducks, so be sure to check that out too.

 

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here! What adorable ducklings you have there, congratulations clap.gif Please do pop by the duck that NFC left for you, I'm sure the keepers there will be able to help you.

Wishing you the very best of luck with them and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Please post on the duck forum.  :welcome

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