Got some ducklings, when can they go out to the pond?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by RichnSteph, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. RichnSteph

    RichnSteph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hit TSC today for some feed and couldn't help buying three ducklings so our Cayuga would have some friends. No idea what they are (the rep had no idea either) but they are black and yellow. They're about a week old and we have them in a brooder with our chicks so they are socializing and having fun, eating well, making a mess... all the usual.

    So at what age can we turn them out to go visit the pond and integrate with the other duck at 34 chickens we have?
     
  2. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they are the size of your adult. I would say around 10 weeks. You will need to integrate them over time. Here is a great link on caring for ducklings https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711
    Do you have a pic? I wonder if they might be blue Swedish.
     
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  3. RichnSteph

    RichnSteph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try to post a picture we took last night.

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  4. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have a strip on their face? They look like a Rouen or Mallard. Cute little babies!
     
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