ok to let my duckies outside?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by vtsarahb, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. vtsarahb

    vtsarahb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Bradford, VT
    my 1-week-old ducklings (4 blue swedes) are looking at me like they want out of their box! it's supposed to be warm here this weekend (80 degrees!) so I was thinking about setting up a little pen in my yard for them to hang out in for a few hours.

    Is this ok to do, or are they still too young? I would be there to keep an eye on them of course.
  2. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    I think so. Mine were out and on their own (in a pen, of course) at 2 weeks.
  3. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2009
    I think it will be fine to let them out. A momma duck would! Just maybe make sure they have a place to cozy up to one another if they get chilly.
  4. vtsarahb

    vtsarahb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Bradford, VT
    Well, I let them out today for about an hour and they LOVED checking out the grass, bugs, etc. It's too cute how they follow me around the yard [​IMG]
  5. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2008
    Long Island
    Oh, I'm so happy to see this thread! It's supposed to be 84 tomorrow, the duckies are a week old tomorrow and they are very active. I wanted to put them outside to play for awhile. I think I'll put up a play pen for them so they can play in the grass for awhile!! I have someone coming to buy duckies, so it will be nice if they can see them outside instead of coming inside where it smells like DUCK and boiled duck eggs all the time.

    Yay! Summer weather!!![​IMG]

    (I love knowing how to add these Smilies now!)
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 9, 2007
    I've been letting mine out on really nice days, I keep them in small pen, so I can catch them quickly if I need too.
  7. Spires6

    Spires6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Mine are 1 week old and I have been putting them out on warm days. They seem to do fine.
  8. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    I had mine out as soon as the weather was warm and sunny. I had a box tipped on it's side so they could hide if they were frightened by anything. Now they are out free ranging and think they are hot stuff showing the new baby goslings around. They are a hoot to watch!

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