Ducks outside

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jamesrm, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. jamesrm

    jamesrm Featherbrained, at best!

    Mar 26, 2008
    White House, TN
    When is a good time to move ducks outside? I am in Northern Mid TN and don't want to freeze them, but they are REALLY messy [​IMG] They will be 4 weeks old this weekend.
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    If the days are warm and they have shelter and can be locked up tight at night with a heat lamp if needed, they could go out now. I wait til they are mostly feathered, about about 5 or 6 weeks.
  3. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    I moved mine into the garage till they wre probably around 8 weeks old (not even a year and I barely remember!) but once they found my pond there was no getting them back inside. I live in northern MI so it's colder up here than TN I suspect.

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