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Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mahsmaj, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it ok to order ducklings in late summer like mid August??? Will they survive the winter???
     
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  2. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone???
     
  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    how cold does it get where you live?

    By 2 months they are already mostly finished with feathering, so I would think that would be a good guess. In other words, they need to be 2 months old before your place gets 'cold'.

    What is cold...dunno...freezing?
     
  4. LV426

    LV426 Chillin

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    I had late ducklings last year, they hatched probably late August. I live in Seattle so we have really short summers and mild but rainy winters out here. I had to keep mine inside until they were fully fledged and then I filled a doghouse with straw for them to stay in if it got cold. I guess I finally moved them outside the middle of October. If you have 5 or more they should be ok in the winter unless it gets really cold. I wouldn't leave them un-sheltered at night in winter though. I guess ultimately it will depend on how you are keeping them.
     
  5. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be fully feathered out before it gets cold where you live. They grow so fast..

    Middle of June mine were born and I moved momma duck and her babies to their pen.

    7 babies fit in bottom of a five gallon bucket and then some for transport. Now one could not even fit in the bucket:lol:

    I have to look twice to see who is momma cause they are fully feathered and getting as big as her!
     
  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:hahaha just like mine. when i got them from Brenda all three fit in a small shoebox now they are so huge that they couldnt even fit their tails in one.
     

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