5 week old ducks!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by samconrad, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. samconrad

    samconrad Hatching

    Mar 27, 2016
    My ducks are 5weeks old and as of right now they are out in their pen for the day time and I put them in the tank at night with their heat light. I was just wondering if it was okay for them to just stay in their pen from,now on and not come in at night.
  2. brookesducks

    brookesducks In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2016
    It really depends on the temperature. They still are not fully feathered, so I would say that if it's below 60 degrees at night, thay at least need a heat lamp out in their pen.
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    The 90 minus 5 guideline would say 90 minus 25 (5 x 5) degrees Fahrenheit is 65, so yes, 60F or so is the target low temperature.

    Many use heat lamps, and sometimes they cause fires, so use caution and avoid tragedy.

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