how soon after hatching should you put ducklings in the brooder?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nelleyoukai, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. nelleyoukai

    nelleyoukai Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 7 days till hatch day.

    It is the coldest spring we have ever had- and to prove this, in a state where we dont get snow, like ever- it has actually snowed in some places. All of September was basically gale force winds and angry rain, and October is looking pretty similar unfortunately.

    I want to brood the ducklings inside after they hatch away from the scary weather, (also to make them a bit more people friendly) but i cant bring mother in because that will leave our drake all alone and because he's sat by her side every second since she went broody, I would feel it would be mean to separate them. (we only have the two).

    My question is how soon after hatching should I take the ducklings from the mother and place them in the brooder?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Once they are dry and fluffy.....As the Ducklings hatch you could also take them then...? Just be sure to keep them warm...Teach how to drink and eat....

    Cheers!
     

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