Duckhouse/coop thing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dezim8er, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. dezim8er

    dezim8er Just Hatched

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    We bought 2 pekin ducklings about a week ago and we are now going to convert my daughters old playhouse into a duck house where they can be locked up at night. The ducklings might be about 2 weeks old now not sure how to tell. They are currently with our chicks. Question is... Can I have a bowl for water and tape half of it closed so the can't get into the whole thing or should they be fine? And we still have a heat lamp. When do we stop using that on them?
     
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    dezim8er Just Hatched

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  3. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look to be maybe week- week and a half old.
    Mine are almost 4 weeks and a few are almost 5 weeks.
    They have been without a heat lamp for the past two days. But there are 13 total. So they keep each other really warm.
    If you only have the two i would keep the heat till at least 5 weeks.
    Well also depends on your weather i guess
    Out weather is in the 30s at night 50/ daytime
    If you wont be able to watch them just make sure its a water container they cant fall into... and if they can get into it make sure they are easily able to get back out by themselves.
    I changed waterers multiple times as the ducklings grow .
    They grow sooo much faster than chicks
     
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