Still learning. ( I think I'm being over protective)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mhockeytime, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Mhockeytime

    Mhockeytime In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2018
    image.jpg I have 6 Rouens that are 6 to 7 weeks old and are about the size of a full grown wild mallard. They have a nice house inside a 30x30 pen. I live in Michigan and it's still cold her 20s at night and 35 or so during the day maybe 40. The ducks live in our garage now and I put them in a small makeshift pen on the weekends for a couple of hours. When can I move them to their new house? They will be locked in their house at night and let out in the morning. Do I need to leave them access to food and water at night? Is it still to cold out for them to be in their house outside? The bedding in the outside house will be straw it has Windows that can be opened and closed with wire over them. It also has a open area in the gable for a vent that is also coverd in wire. I don't want them to get cold or sick.
  2. Mhockeytime

    Mhockeytime In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2018
    image.jpeg image.jpeg This is their house before I put it outside
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  3. Runner duck mom

    Runner duck mom Songster

    Nov 15, 2017
    My ducklings are about the same age and have been doing good outside during the day although it's a bit warmer here in Georgia. Try putting them out for the day while you are home so you can keep an eye on them and bring them in if they look cold. Was in the 40s here yesterday and everyone was napping in their pool. I'm over protective too so they are still coming inside at night. Their coop looks nice and cozy :) Good luck with your babies, warmer weather will be coming soon!
  4. CarleeAnn

    CarleeAnn Songster

    Apr 29, 2017
    All I can pitch in confidently is you do not need to leave food and water in with them while overnight.

    Super cute babies and a beautiful house!! :thumbsup
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  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    They can go outside and be locked in at night. They will be fine..No need for food and water at night.
    They are ready to be moved...

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