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Putting the ducklings outside

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Apopka Cluckers, May 1, 2009.

  1. Apopka Cluckers

    Apopka Cluckers Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 little ducklings who are in the house is a 4-tiered cage and I was wondering when the right time would be to place them outside.

    They would be in a 3' by 3' by 2' cage that would be under a tree in the shade. I do live in Central Florida and the temperatures lately have been in the mid to high 80's.

    Thanks in advance for your advice.
     
  2. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    I don't have an answer for you unfortunatly but I am interested in hearing the answer.
     
  3. ohsnapitscharity

    ohsnapitscharity Out Of The Brooder

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    well about how old are yours?
    i put mine outside when i saw the first hint of white coming through
    the yellow on its feathers (its a pekin)
     
  4. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if its 80 then they can go out. mine went out when they were 2 weeks old and it was about 40.
     
  5. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    Our youngest was 3 weeks when he went out with the other duck, and it was still frosting at night.
     
  6. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    WOW! I thought it would be longer then that.
     
  7. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine went out at 3 weeks
     
  8. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three weeks here, too, but it's hot [​IMG] (AZ)
     
  9. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    GOOD! I can finally put mine out my dad is seriously about just to put them outside himself they stink so bad AND I CLEAN THE CAGE EVERY 2 DAYS!! They love water way way too much!
     
  10. Apopka Cluckers

    Apopka Cluckers Out Of The Brooder

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    That's great ... I'll set them outside and see how they do.

    I would let them free range when they are older but I have 3 GP and I don't know how they would do with them.

    They are between 3-4 weeks old so we'll see how they do outside. Thanks.
     

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