Candykrusher429

Hatching
Jun 9, 2017
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i have about 20 mallard ducklings (this is my first time with ducks) that are 4 and 5 weeks old. The older ones are almost fully feathered. The low here is about 60 degrees at night. Can I move them outside to a covered chicken coop yet?

Also, i've put a baby pool in with them in their pen and sometimes a few go in but its been a few days since any have gone in on their own. Any ideas???

Thanks for the help and advice!!! lol
 

torinunez

In the Brooder
Jun 4, 2017
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I have two ducks around the same age, I've always heard you needed to wait two months because that's usually the time they've gotten all their feathers. But if they are fully feathered before then I would suppose they'll be fine outside.
 

MegDaphneChuck

In the Brooder
Jun 9, 2017
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Illinois
If it's reliably above 50 at night, it should be fine to keep them outside.

As for the pool, toss in some peas or greens, and they should be eager to go in.
 

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