Ducklings

BirdNerd101

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Jul 11, 2013
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How old do ducklings need to be to go outside for 10-30 minuets and eat grass and bugs? Mine are a week old.
Thanks!
 

Going Quackers

Crowing
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Completely depends on your outside temps. Chill is a common factor in ill or even dead ducklings, so one has to be careful, when they are with their mama she can guide them and warm them quickly.
 
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Learningstill

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Jun 10, 2013
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The temperature that week old ducklings are supposed to be kept at is 90 degrees fahrenheit which is around 33 degrees celsius. Then after the first week you can lower the temp by a degree everyday until the temp in the brooder is room temp. Then it will be okay for longer outside playtime. If you are going to have them outside for ten minutes, I personally would not do it until the weather is warmer.
 

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