Moving ducks outside...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mommapig, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. Mommapig

    Mommapig Out Of The Brooder

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    My house is at 75 degrees and my ducks are 5 weeks now. I will be moving them out this weekend! It is 100 degrees during the day and wondering if they'll adjust okay? Also, with it being that hot are they okay to swim in hose water temps?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    i want to know too!
     
  3. Lamaremybabies

    Lamaremybabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just make sure they have tons of shade and fresh cold water.
     
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  4. itsasmallfarm

    itsasmallfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay 100F equals about 37C, which is hotter then any weather we have had this year (35C was the hottest)

    i put my ducks outside, there about 9 weeks out in that weather (right now its like 31C) and there outside, i just give them lots of water (my ducks dislike pools they freak out when ever i try to get them to swim) but i did splash them with water, i got out the old Nerf super soakers and had a water fight with my ducks (they where about 8 weeks old at the time) they then tried to eat the water i was spraying them with and they then enjoyed playing in the mud.

    again i might not be much help on this subject, just what i have done.
     
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  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Your Ducks are totally ready to be off heat and move outside..Ducks do not require as much heat as people think...They will do great...
     
  6. Mommapig

    Mommapig Out Of The Brooder

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    It's too much heat I'm worried about! Hoping they adapt quickly to a 30 degree heat increase! :cool:
     
  7. Mommapig

    Mommapig Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't wait to play with them in open space! That's hilarious they like being sprayed!
     
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  8. itsasmallfarm

    itsasmallfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya it was, i have seen dogs try to eat the water, but never thought ducks would, they just stood there flapped there wings and wagged there tails. and my ducks dislike me lol.
     
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  9. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Shade and cold water...Damp ground and scrubs to hide under...
     
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