Ducklings ok without food at night?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Corey NC, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I've moved the ducklings out during the day and I am keeping them in at night in a dog kennel to keep them safe. Will they be ok w/o food and water from 9pm to 5am?
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] Mine go through at least TWO full water bowls, and a bowl of food overnight.
    A lot of it is on the ground, but they do still eat and drink.

    I don't think they'll DIE, but I don't think its a good idea either.
     
  3. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Do you keep a light on at night? How many ducks do you have? I only have 2.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You don't have to give them food at night but I would make sure they have water.
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I have 6, they're almost 3 weeks old (I THINK) no heat and no lights. THey sleep in our dinning room, morning they go out to spend the day in a small fenced area.

    I let them out today and they free-ranged with the chickens for about 3 hours!
    (during that time they didn' thave their food bowl, and when I brought them in it was like they hadn't eaten in WEEKS - messy faces and all)
     

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