I have some ducks that are about 6 weeks old when should i put them outside

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ITzDeclan, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. ITzDeclan

    ITzDeclan In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2017
    we a wondering when they can be out side with no heat lamp

  2. peepsnquacks

    peepsnquacks In the Brooder

    Apr 13, 2017
    Citra, Florida
    What type of ducks? I have six Pekins, I live in Florida, and of course it's warm here this time of year, but we've had a couple cold snaps where it got down to 50-60 degrees at night. Pekins are very tolerant to cold, from everything I have read. I would recommend Googling your breed, or looking for it on this site, to see how they tolerate weather.

    The other concern is predators. Do you have raccoons, possums, foxes, cats, hawks, owls, or anything where you live? Would you be putting them in an enclosure, like a coop, or just outside to run free?

    I would be concerned with size of ducks, safety from predators, and what their weather tolerance is like....and then go from there. You might be able to come up with a safe enclosure that keeps them from getting eaten or attacked....and with bedding (shavings or straw) they might be warm enough depending on where you live and what type of ducks you have.

    I am sure that if you find the duck pages on here, or use the search function to find your particular breed of duck, you will find more specific information.

    I wish you the best of luck!!
    I sure do love my six ducks! Still call them my "little fuzzies" although they are technically "teenagers" now....three are quacking, and three are still peeping. So fun to watch them grow.


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