How long before ducklings can go outside?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Newbie_Hatcher, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Newbie_Hatcher

    Newbie_Hatcher In the Brooder

    Nov 10, 2010
    My aylesbury ducks are due to hatch in a little under 2 weeks, and I was wondering how long it is before they can go outside and swim unaided?
    I'm in the UK so its pretty cold at the moment. Thanks!
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    the longer you can wait the better. You want them to have their full set of real feathers and be rid of all the down. I learned the hard way to limit their access to water early on. I had one get in the baby pool, got to tired to get out and it drown. I didn't realize this could happen.

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