Ducklings on the move!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JoshSnape, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. JoshSnape

    JoshSnape Chillin' With My Peeps

    I now have 18 little ducklings, quickly it going to get crowed in there so when can i move the ducklings and their mother in with the other women and the drake. they are 5 days old and the run is very safe, so what do people think?
     
  2. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    i would keep them seperate until the ducklings are older, the other ducks and the drake might pick on them

    ~ alanna
     
  3. JoshSnape

    JoshSnape Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old do you think, the thing is i am off this week and would be able to moniter them, i would not be able to when at work. And i dont know how long th little run will surfis them. when they could be in a 12 by 12 square run.
     
  4. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    hmm are you able to monitor them from 2 weekends from now they should be ok...as for the cage...i think it will be able to hold them
     
  5. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you temporarily fence off part of the big kids' run and move the little guys in there?
     
  6. JoshSnape

    JoshSnape Chillin' With My Peeps

    no not really, just need to know what age they need be before they can go with the adults.
     
  7. JoshSnape

    JoshSnape Chillin' With My Peeps

    does anyone else know anything more?
     
  8. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't merge my ducklings in with the adults until they're around 2 months old - but I'm CRAZY over-protective. [​IMG]
     
  9. JoshSnape

    JoshSnape Chillin' With My Peeps

    I cant really wait that long, they have doubled in size since hatching so, what age can they mix, would it be about like 2-3weeks.
     
  10. Happycheese

    Happycheese Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess I'm really lucky, my drake doesn't pick on the hen's ducklings unless they try to jump in the pool with him. and even then, he just nips them on the butt so they get out..
     

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