In the Brooder
- May 28, 2012
I got some ducks yesterday and I am wondering how long they need to be locked up in their new house. I need them to eat (potato)bugs ASAP. I will be clipping their wings so they won't fly away.
If thats the case then I would clip the adults if you dont want them flying and let them out. Herding them back into the coop may be hard at first but they'll get use to it.I would let the 2 adults and their 4-6 week old ducklings out. I am keeping the younger ducklings and their mom locked up a little longer. I am planning to clip their wings later today. They will not be in a fenced yard. We have 5 acres and the neighbors don't mind if they wander on their property. Our driveway is 1/10 of a mile long, so they won't wander into the road.