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Water temperature for ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nessie909, May 18, 2016.

  1. nessie909

    nessie909 Hatching

    May 18, 2016
    I have 2 Peking ducks that are about 10 weeks old. I was thinking about putting some water in the bathtub for them to play in as they love the water but wasn't sure what temperature would be best? Taking them outside isn't a possibility right now as it's pretty chilly and I don't have anything set up yet and they still live inside.

  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Songster

    Sep 23, 2015
    Deer park, Washington
    At 10 weeks I don't think it matters. . Certainly not hot or too warm.. I'd say cool not cold? Just my opinion
  3. dotknott

    dotknott Songster

    Apr 11, 2016
    Rhode Island
    My Coop
    At 4 weeks I usually have my ducklings out in a kiddie pool filled with water from the hose (read: cold) and they don't mind. I say usually because this year has been awful for getting anything done outside with a spat of cool weather and rain to start off May, and I have only gotten them out to the kiddie pool once this year.
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Our ducklings arrived a month early, so I let them swim in the tub, with the water the same temperature as the brooder.

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