How Old

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by iloveducks3, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. iloveducks3

    iloveducks3 Just Hatched

    Mar 13, 2017
    I have11 week old Pekin ducks and want to know when I can put them out in a run with a well built duck house. They are in a dog kennel now in the garage where it is warm. The temp here in Kansas City is only in the 60s during the day and 40s at night. NEED HELP
  2. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks True BYC Addict

    Aug 31, 2016
    NJ USA
    My Coop
    You can put them out as soon as they are fully feathered, maybe at 15 weeks or so. Otherwise, you can put a heat lamp out for them for the colder nights. 60 should be ok in the daytime though.
  3. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2015
    North Idaho
    Do you have 11-- 1 week old ducklings?
    Or theya re 11 weeks old?
    Ducklings can go outside easily with no heat by 4-5 weeks old. Some larger breeds even earlier.
    They do very well if there is enough of them to keep each other warm.
    I have never heard of waiting till 15 weeks old---- im guessing thay was a typo?
    My ducklings last spring went out at 3 weeks old. And nights dipped into low 30s and they did great. There were 6 of them. And they were pekins, swedish, buffs and runners.
    My 2 and 3 week old ducklings are being brooded in the outdoor coop right now and the heated corner is 70-75 and they sleep on the outside edges of it. And play all over and never act cold. And its still getting into the 30s at night here .
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2017
  4. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2017
    Katy (Houston), TX
    My fully feathered ducks aren't even 15 weeks old and theyre full grown now at 10 weeks. Mine went out at like 3 weeks.

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