Can you house baby mallard ducks in a outside coop?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chickadee-23, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to raising ducks I have a question!
    I have 2 mallard ducklings right now there in a brooder there 2 weeks old! They have coop with a pool and house, I had an old chicken coop I rebuilt into a duck coop. my question is at what age can I move them to outside coop? Thanks an advance! :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2016
  2. duckmeister

    duckmeister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In cold weather, the longer they can stay indoors and feather out tbe better. I would suspect in S Carolina it doesn't get bitter cold like it does in more northern climates, so give tbem another week and they should be fine to go outside.
     
  3. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    I would say at about 4 weeks when they are fully feathered.
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    If your running heat then you will need to wean them off of it......I run it only at night and then zero heat........Being I am in Canada I am not sure of your temperature?



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