Age 2 release poults @ ducklings???

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SweetWaterRanch, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. SweetWaterRanch

    SweetWaterRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    We have adult peafowl and guineafowl and now have 10-5 week old ducklings and 4-6 week old turkey poults. The question I have is, what is a good age to release the babies from their cages????
    Thank you for your time and help in advance. =]
     
  2. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In warm night time weather I have let some of my turkeys out at 6 weeks old. I don't have wet grass to chill them. If weather is not good they stay inside longer and go out on nice days.

    I have let ducks out as soon as they get pin feathers in good weather. I take them outside young so they can learn to swim. This gets there feathers in faster. My more expensive ducks and geese stay in the house longer than common ducks.

    If your birds are out growing the brooders then I think it is heathier to move them outside if weather is good. Smelly over crowded brooders will cause illness.
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  3. SweetWaterRanch

    SweetWaterRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the reply. =]
     

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