Can eight week old ducklings go outside in the day?

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

  1. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chirping

    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 Crowing

    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 In 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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