Newbie questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by juliejohnson805, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. juliejohnson805

    juliejohnson805 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 ducklings 5-6 weeks old (I think). The are in a wire dog crate outside under shed. No heating lamp I used the MHP like I do with my chicks.
    When can I move them out on their own? Will they need a coop? My chicken coop/run is not big enough to add them to it. TIA!
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Yes...They will need a coop and a run...Easy targets for predators.....


    Cheers!
     
  3. juliejohnson805

    juliejohnson805 Out Of The Brooder

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    At what age can they go into their own coop/run? Will they return to coop at night like chickens?
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens



    These are Ducks...;).....No they never go into their run at night like a Chicken..;)....They need to be taught to herd into the Coop and run at night...:)
     
  5. juliejohnson805

    juliejohnson805 Out Of The Brooder

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    SIL brought these to me and I'm thinking they may need to go to his house!
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens




    LMAO..;)..... You might be right?
     
  7. PeaceDuckies

    PeaceDuckies Just Hatched

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    This proves to be a problem for me as well. Darn ducks never want to leave the pond. For awhile I could coach them out with peas, but they soon caught onto my ways. It takes me over an hour to get them in at night!
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens



    lol...;)...Ducks are smart and act like feathered puppies...:)...Silly Ducks..:)
     
  9. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By 5 - 6 weeks they can be outside easily.
    My ducks have been out for a few weeks without heat now. They will be 7 weeks old monday.
    Mine actually go back to their coop/ run by themselves every night.
    I just go close up after dark.
     

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