HELP!! Surprise ducks!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChickenChik, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Songster

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    Please help!! This morning I got my two one day old ducklings. Well my friends raise ducks and they decided to surprise me with two two week old ducklings. Well my delimma is that the big ducklings cannot go in the brooder with my babies because they are a lot bigger than my babies. My question is can I put them outside in a pen that I have? The lowest the temp here gets is 75. What do I do?
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    2 weeks. They may not need a heat lamp anymore. I would keep them at night between 65-70 degrees.
     
  3. ChickenChik

    ChickenChik Songster

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    Ok great!! During the day it has been about 100 degrees. Tonight is the lowest in about 3 weeks at 75 degrees
     
  4. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    You may need to find a sun protected cooler spot in the daytime. They cannot handle heat that well yet. Small trays filled with water for splashing would be fine too.
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010

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