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Water temperature for ducklings?

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I have 2 Peking ducks that are about 10 weeks old. I was thinking about putting some water in the bathtub for them to play in as they love the water but wasn't sure what temperature would be best? Taking them outside isn't a possibility right now as it's pretty chilly and I don't have anything set up yet and they still live inside.
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At 10 weeks I don't think it matters. . Certainly not hot or too warm.. I'd say cool not cold? Just my opinion
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At 4 weeks I usually have my ducklings out in a kiddie pool filled with water from the hose (read: cold) and they don't mind. I say usually because this year has been awful for getting anything done outside with a spat of cool weather and rain to start off May, and I have only gotten them out to the kiddie pool once this year.

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Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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Our ducklings arrived a month early, so I let them swim in the tub, with the water the same temperature as the brooder.

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