Question: When I get the ducklings they will be small. When can I move them outside without any warmth from heat lamps.
Also, since I already have 2 ducks can I put the babies in 1/2 of our 10x10 enclosure with a screen barrier between them and the oldies; will the oldies be more likely to accept the new ones if they can see the new ducks at night. I was hoping that since there are only 2 oldies that they would accept the babies, but I understand they probably won't. It would keep the babies safer if they all stayed together since they will be free roaming when they get old enough. My 2 oldies/hens are free roaming during the day and know how to stay out of trouble (so far). They are only in their enclosure at night. The babies will have to be in the enclosure until they are big enough to be out. Is there anything I can do to get them together?