free ranging

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hatchcrazzzy, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i have 5 rouens ducks 9 weeks old when can i free range them
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I don't have ducks but as soon as they can withstand outdoor temperatures, and if there is a secure run, they can go free ranging.

    I free range, with no run, with my chickens between 3-6 weeks old depending on the time of year.
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    9 week old ducks can be let outside during the day easily at 9 weeks. If you do not lock theme in a pen, enclosure or house at night, you will very quickly have 4, 3, 2, 1 and then no ducks left. Other than a pond, they have no defense against most predators.

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