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post #1 of 6
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Hi! I have three flying mallard ducklings, about 4 weeks old now! They have been outside during the day time since about week 3, but come in at night. I am curious on when can these guys stay out permanently?! Our weather is kind of wacky, they have been off of their heat lamp since around 2 1/2 - 3 weeks, and they have feathers on their tummies.

 

Thoughts?! :)

post #2 of 6
Id give at least a week 2.Let them grow alil bit more.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #3 of 6
You should definitely wait till your ducks can fly, probably around week 6, and then don't force them outside see if they are comfortable, usually they want to spend the night out when there older but they must be able to fly or they can't escape predators (depends on where you live if you have predators) and they will most likely be injured or even killed. Unless you have a well protected pen outside. Sorry I sound so protective but lots of predators are out to get your little duckies unless you live somewhere where there is not a lot of them.
post #4 of 6

Predators will come after your ducks.  Even ducks that can fly can be taken.

 

I would set up a safe shelter for them.

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Yes we have a safe shelter and pen for them, of course! I am more curious about the weather, and experiences you all have had!

Thanks!
post #6 of 6
well during rain make sure there are no leaks and when it's snowing they don't really need heaters they just need warm light bulbs. smile.png
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