October Hatchlings!

2duckfamily

Hatching
7 Years
Nov 4, 2012
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We're the new proud owners of two rescued ducks (I think they're Indian Runners). They hatched in late October. We were wondering how long they should be raised indoors- will we be able to put them outside in a duck coop say, in January? Earlier?
Thanks in advance!
 

agregg15

Songster
8 Years
Apr 8, 2011
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Connecticut
It depends on how cold it gets in your area and what type of shelter they will have. If you get cold weather like me then i would wait until they're fully feathered to put them outside for the whole day, but i would adjust them slowly to the cold so you don't shock them. I hoped that helped :)
 
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CelticOaksFarm

Family owned, family run
10 Years
Sep 7, 2009
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transitioning from house to garage to duck house full time about February (outside in their duck house full time) would be a good option. You will need to keep them very sheltered until fully feathered, then can move them to the garage as a transition space for you both.
 

2duckfamily

Hatching
7 Years
Nov 4, 2012
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Thanks, everyone, for your replies. It doesn't get too cold here, but it definitely dips to below 32 sometimes (we never know if we will have snow or not come winter). I think I'll wait until my ducklings are fully feathered. Thanks!
 

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