Newbie questions

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

  1. juliejohnson805

    juliejohnson805 Chirping

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


    Cheers!
     
  3. juliejohnson805

    juliejohnson805 Chirping

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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. 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 Chirping

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



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

    PeaceDuckies In the Brooder

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

    Ducks4us Songster

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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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