Thank you. This is our plan for them. The pekins have been in a separate pen next to the main one. The babies are still in the garage with a heat lamp. It will be some time before they are with the big kids.
I actually have another question if you are willing...these same babies we got from tractor supply. One of them had been biting out her down on her back. But we thought we could give her a bath and put some coconut oil on her and she would be fine. We didn't isolate her from the other since they have terrible separation anxiety. It seemed like it was getting better but now we see the other baby is picking her own down out now. We did see skin flakes come off. There are no bugs on them but we do see little specks all over their down. Their feathers are growing in fine so they are not picking those out. Would you know what this might be and any ways we can cure it since it seems contagious?
My gut feeling about this is that it's their feathers coming in. The new feathers are covered with something like a waxy straw. Little bits of wax were all over the brooder not long after the ducklings arrived.
I only see that now when someone is molting, and getting new feathers in.
That's another reason I got the ducklings into the bathtub (shallow water, same temperature as the brooder, and only for 5 or 10 minutes), to get all that dusty waxy stuff and starter crumble splatter off of them.