duckling in winter?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Howard The Duck, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Howard The Duck

    Howard The Duck Hatching

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    I'm on lake erie so it gets cold and wet soon. I have 4 Pekin ducklings coming to me in about a week. How old do they need to be before I can take them outside into there new home? I will be brooding them inside the house but don't need or want full sized ducks in my house in December! Any suggestion? Thanks.
     

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    as soon as they are almost all the way feathered. c:
     
  3. Howard The Duck

    Howard The Duck Hatching

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    I know they grow quick but how long does feathering take?
    thanks!
     
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    It really depends on the weather really. mine took about almost 3 months. [​IMG] this was back in April, I got them in March. They still weren't fully feathered until a month later.
     
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  5. Howard The Duck

    Howard The Duck Hatching

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    thanks a lot. Google is not helping me much. lol
     

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