Can eight week old ducklings go outside in the day?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mccluckers, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2014
    Hi guys I have 2 eight week old ducklings, fully feathered can they go out in their pen in the day. They are fully waterproof so the pool shouldn't be an issue. It is around 5 degrees Celsius here and generally sunny sometimes cloudy. What do you think ?
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2015
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    You could try it, just ensure they have a place to get out of it, the pool has proper in/out methods? young birds are a bit er... uncoordinated.
  3. patolocoeggs

    patolocoeggs Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 22, 2013
    Lake Orion, MI
    I agree, definitely let them outside to play but allow them access back inside. At 8 weeks they are fully feathered and pretty much fully grown except for more bulking up they will do over the next month. I let mine out at 6 weeks for a partial day leading up to full days at 8 weeks.

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