1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

from indoors to outdoors

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sadieshill, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. sadieshill

    sadieshill New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    May 23, 2010
    We have a duck that hatched on Nov. 1 of this year. We have been keeping him in a dog kennel in our basement (with playtime with the kittens and time for a bath in the tub). Everyone gets along and plays nicely.
    Will he be able to be put outside this winter safely? We live in Michigan and it gets COLD! Right now he's under a heat lamp. He's still yellow but has the beginnings of feathers.
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    8,427
    15
    263
    Aug 3, 2009
    What kind of duck is it?
    Will he have a ducky shelter once he's outside?
     
  3. sadieshill

    sadieshill New Egg

    7
    0
    7
    May 23, 2010
    yes, he will have shelter and a run caged in. We can put a heat lamp in there if needed. He's a Pekin duck...I believe so anyway.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2010
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    8,427
    15
    263
    Aug 3, 2009
    Once he gets feathered, he should be OK with some shelter.
    I think the Pekins are pretty cold hardy.
    Do you have any pictures of your little duck? I love duckling pictures!
     
  5. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    5,583
    23
    241
    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    If he goes outside without a friend to snuggle up to a heat lamp outside would be a good idea. Ducks can produce a lot of body heat and moisture overnight- but one on its own- especially a young one can still get cold.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by