Ducks ready to go oustside

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MasterOfClucker, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if i can let my ducks outside permanently.They are 3 weeks old the coop they have looks like this.With a extended hardware cloth run.There is electricity inside the coop so i can run a heat lamp.

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    This is are forecast.Too cold?

    Sunday
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    Increasing Clouds Late​
    58°

    40°


    Sunrise: 07:11:14 am
    Sunset: 07:18:07 pm
    Moonrise: 01:15:58 am
    Moonset: 11:20:17 am​

    Day: Increasing clouds late. Milder and a bit windy at times. Wind: SE 10-20 with gusts to 25.
    Night: Slight chance of showers. Wind: S 5-10.
    UV Index: 5 (Moderate)
    Relative Humidity: 63%
    Precipitation: 0%
    Cloud Coverage: 70%
    Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous
    Wind Speed: 15 mph
    Wind Direction: 135° (SE)
    Monday
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    Isolated AM Showers, Windy​
    60°

    33°


    Sunrise: 07:09:32 am
    Sunset: 07:19:15 pm
    Moonrise: 02:08:48 am
    Moonset: 12:04:20 pm​

    Day: Isolated showers early. Turning partly cloudy. Winds: N 10-20
    Night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Winds: N 5-10
    UV Index: 4 (Moderate)
    Relative Humidity: 64%
    Precipitation: 20%
    Cloud Coverage: 40%
    Moon Phase: Last Quarter
    Wind Speed: 16 mph
    Wind Direction: 315° (NW)
    Tuesday
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    Mostly Cloudy​
    48°

    28°


    Sunrise: 07:07:50 am
    Sunset: 07:20:22 pm
    Moonrise: 02:58:29 am
    Moonset: 12:52:58 pm​

    Day: Mostly cloudy.
    Night: Partly cloudy.
    UV Index: 5 (Moderate)
    Relative Humidity: 45%
    Precipitation: 0%
    Cloud Coverage: 55%
    Moon Phase: Waning Crescent
    Wind Speed: 15 mph
    Wind Direction: 343° (NNW)
    Wednesday
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    Partly Cloudy​
    45°

    34°


    Sunrise: 07:06:08 am
    Sunset: 07:21:30 pm
    Moonrise: 03:44:49 am
    Moonset: 01:46:07 pm​

    Day: Partly cloudy.
    Night: Increasing clouds.
    UV Index: 4 (Moderate)
    Relative Humidity: 56%
    Precipitation: 0%
    Cloud Coverage: 62%
    Moon Phase: Waning Crescent
    Wind Speed: 14 mph
    Wind Direction: 95° (E)
    Thursday
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    Rain Likely​
    46°

    38°


    Sunrise: 07:04:27 am
    Sunset: 07:22:37 pm
    Moonrise: 04:28:20 am
    Moonset: 02:44:27 pm​

    Day: Rain likely.
    Night: Rain likely.
    UV Index: 5 (Moderate)
    Relative Humidity: 55%
    Precipitation: 60%
    Cloud Coverage: 48%
    Moon Phase: Waning Crescent
    Wind Speed: 14 mph
    Wind Direction: 69° (ENE)
    Friday
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    Rain Likely, Windy​
    57°

    35°


    Sunrise: 07:02:45 am
    Sunset: 07:23:44 pm
    Moonrise: 05:07:56 am
    Moonset: 03:46:04 pm​

    Day: Rain likely. Windy.
    Night: Chance of showers.
    UV Index: 3 (Moderate)
    Relative Humidity: 89%
    Precipitation: 60%
    Cloud Coverage: 85%
    Moon Phase: Waning Crescent
    Wind Speed: 17 mph
    Wind Direction: 46° (NE)
    Saturday
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    Chance of Rain Early​
    50°

    34°


    Sunrise: 07:01:04 am
    Sunset: 07:24:51 pm
    Moonrise: 05:45:14 am
    Moonset: 04:51:35 pm​

    Day: Chance of rain early.
    Night: Partly cloudy.
    UV Index: 5 (Moderate)
    Relative Humidity: 79%
    Precipitation: 20%
    Cloud Coverage: 54%
    Moon Phase: Waning Crescent
    Wind Speed: 16 mph
    Wind Direction: 19° (NNE)
     
  2. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many do you have? The more ducklings the warmer they will stay. I think with those temps i would prob at least give them a heat lamp , Just enough to keep it around -60 degrees or so. Not too warm of a bulb. And then just keep a close eye and see how they do. See if they are staying huddled together or are staying away from the heat.
    Does their house have a door that closes on it so they are safe at night and no drafts?
    if so they will stay a warmer. Again depends on how many ducklings there are.
    My khaki campbells will be 3 weeks old tomorow and they still stay around the light where its around 70 degrees
    I dont think i will take away the heat for another week or two. But mine have a large coop so they can get away from the heat if needed.
    That aframe house doesnt look quite big enough to get away from heat if needed...
     
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seven of them.Wind can come in from the south.But i could just block it off with some ply-wood.Our coop is 2x longer than the one in the pic.
     
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  4. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh perfect then they will prob be fine if they can get further back in there and keep each other warm! I would check on them often and see how they seem. It will be obvious if they are too cold. They wont want to move around and the will sleep really tight together:)
    If it was me i would prob still give them a bit of heat in the back of the coop just in case.
    My ducklings i had last spring were larger breeds- pekin, buff and swedish and were put out with about these same temps with a light and they didnt stay anywhere near the heat.
    My current ducklings- 13 total- 10 runners, 3 khakis seem to like it a tiny bit warmer. But my runners are a week younger than the khakis. Otherwise i would prob drop them temps more now.
     
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  5. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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