Muscovy hatched 12/20, in NW FL... okay to put outside with a bulb??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by skirbo, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. skirbo

    skirbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Somebody please tell me that after this cold snap is over, I can put these ducklings OUTSIDE on the carport with a light bulb on them? There are 11 of them and they are so messy I can't even describe it. As you guys probably know already. :->

    As far as I can tell they are fully feathered. I don't think I could even let them all swim in the bathtub at the same time, they are so big now. Growing like weeds.

    Sarah
     
  2. The biggest concern besidses warmth is predators. There are all kinds of them so you have to consider how you will protect them.
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Being in Florida, I would think they would be ok, but like Dances with Ducks said, you have to have some kind of covered pen for them or something might eat them.

    Also, muscovies can fly..right? (I just have breeds that don't fly)
     
  4. skirbo

    skirbo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a fully enclosed cage, fortunately. And I'm picking up a dog kennel tonight for them.... 8 1/2 x 5 x 6 tall. I can put a tarp on it. Just until they can go out in a big run with no bulb.

    Thanks,
    Sarah
     

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