Peking duck swimming age

tjbuglione

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Aug 8, 2013
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So I have 4 adult females and 1 male I incubated sum of their eggs and now have 9 babies 4 weeks old! I have transitioned them to a ciio finally in my barn with sum baby chickens..first question does anybody know of a good watering system so they don't splash around 5 gal of water a day?! Next my adult ducks free range during the day and spend most of their day in a couple of ponds on the property..when is it safe for the babies to join the big ducks?!
 

Going Quackers

Crowing
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May 24, 2011
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i'd be worried they would either get stuck(in others words not know how to leave) or the adults get rough with them and drown.

I have my month + old pekin loose now but we don't have a pond and i purposely am keeping all water pools empty so they don't get stuck, their agility isn't the best yet and the adults here can be rough.. they are the only Pekin, i have other adult breeds...

I'd leave it till they were at least 2mths IMO... how deep are the ponds and can they easily be gotten in/out of? if they are more shallow it maybe less of a worry....

Mine can manage this stuff low laying water... it's not a pond just wonderful winter melt lol

 

tjbuglione

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Aug 8, 2013
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They can get in and out easy but they are deep ponds maybe ill just supervise w adults and see how they react to the babies
 

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