Question about leaving duckling outside

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by countyroad1330, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    I have a three week old duckling that has spent the day outside with two feathered chicks. The low here tonight is supposed to be 45, will he be ok if he is with the chicks?
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2008
  2. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Songster

    Dec 1, 2007
    Princeton BC Canada
    If he has no feathers I wouldn't leave him out. I just had to revive a 3 dayold one that was in a pen with his buddies, sawdust and a heat lamp. He still managed to get too cold.
  3. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Songster

    Feb 17, 2008
    Richlands,NC 28574
    [​IMG] I am sorry to tell you this,but I would not.I have 4 ,3week old chicks.And I thought I would put them out tonight.But I thought OH no!!!! They can get a chill and that might be it.I don`t want to take a chance.When I do put them out I will be using a heat lamp.And closed in .BackSWampGirl,,,NC
  4. Badhbh

    Badhbh Songster

    Nov 16, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    I have mine out in the barn with several chicks and a heat lamp, and they're fine. They've been in and out playing in the mud when it was in the low 50s/high 40s. When they get cold, they go get under the heat. Ducklings don't need temps as high as chicks or for as long.

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