When are they barn ready?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Littlesplashers, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Littlesplashers

    Littlesplashers Out Of The Brooder

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    My Swedish ducklings hatched mid September. They have some fluff sticking out here and there but have feathered out. They have been out in the duck barn during the days and in the house at night since their feathers really started coming in. I don't think i am doing them any favors bringing them in at night. Its most likely upsetting the "winter is coming" balance. It's cold and rainy here today and I'm second guessing them being out. Can someone please tell me if i should be bring them back in...I have had ducks for almost 20yrs why am I second guessing myself with this group? [​IMG]
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Are they directly in the cold and rain? if not and they are inside the barn out of the wind and weather they are probably fine, again watch them are they running around acting like ducklings are all huddled on top of each other trying to keep warm then you need to bring them inside. but around 4-5 weeks if mostly feathered and out of extremes they are probably fine.
     
  3. Littlesplashers

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    Thanks :) they have a barn and a little pull down in the barn to go into as well.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I don't think I've had the pleasure of seeing pics of these lil splashers got any pics. [​IMG]
     
  5. Littlesplashers

    Littlesplashers Out Of The Brooder

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    pull down or ducklings :p

    The barn has a bench seat built along one wall with a hinged panel at one end that folds down. It comes off in the late spring and goes back in the fall. I can open to clean (easier on the back) and get broody females out if i need to. Broody females- a big part of why it comes off in the spring :) I don't have pics but can take some this weekend if your interested. If that was for pics of the ducklings....wow, did i give way too much info on the wrong thing. lol
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    That seat sounds very interesting and I think a lot of duck/chicken folks might be interested in seeing it myself included, and I know we'd all love to see the ducklings.
     
  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I would love to see this set-up sounds super unique, always great to see differing concepts.
     
  8. Littlesplashers

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    I'll get some pics over the weekend :) happy to share.
     
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