intro to the big bad world

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ruralmom, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. ruralmom

    ruralmom Songster

    Aug 14, 2009
    NW Colorado
    I hatched out 4 call ducks 1 week ago and they are doing well. Eating well, drinking and of course the pool time. In all the other BYC ers out there when is a good time to start introducing thes guys to the lawn and all the goodies it offers? and the outside housing? and the other Welsh H. ducklings that are a week older them the calls are? Any ideas very welcome.

  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    If they had of hatched under a mother duck- they would be outside now right?? So within moderation there is no reason they cant start going outside now. Depending on the weather where you are- you will need to provide warmth as well as shelter- and protection from pretators. Generally - although my babies live inside- they are allowed out from about ten days of age for short visits during the summer months- but I keep them inside a bit longer in the cooler months. At such a young age half to one hour is the most I ever take mine out for- but they do love to be out on the grass and of course a little sun is good for them too.

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