2 CALL DUCKLINGS...almost 3 weeks old..time to go OUTSIDE??????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by stux2c, May 6, 2011.

  1. stux2c

    stux2c Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 21, 2010
    Hi all...I am a chicken guy really, but this year we got two call ducklings. At least I was told they were call ducklings...they seem to be growing pretty big....or at least bigger than I expected for call ducks.

    First question is there any way I can tell whether I have call ducklings or standard ducklings? They are all yellow, and they slilght feathering that is beginning, it looks like they are going to be white.

    The other questions I had, was...even though they are not feathered out yet, the temps are in the low 50s at night, and high 60s to mid 70s during the day right now. Can I move them to their hutch/coop outside? If yes, shoudl I use heat lamp, or are they good to go at this point. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!!! I really hope we have call ducks.
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I move mine outside at about 2 weeks into the wire brooder pen thats up off the ground. It gets covered at night so if it rains they don't get wet, and they have a heat lamp in the brooder.
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    post a photo? If they are pet quality call ducks -those tend to be on the bigger side-but not as big as a normal pekin or mallard and such. 50's is too cold for them at night if they are not Fully feathered-put them outside in a safe secure area with a heating light they can lay under to take the chills off. When they are fully feathered at like 6 weeks then you should be fine with no lights...

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