When can baby ducklings swim without mother?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OkieChickenGal, Oct 11, 2018 at 1:44 PM.

  1. OkieChickenGal

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    I ordered 6 ducklings from Metzer farms, they are 2 days old, when can they start swimming?
     
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  2. imnukensc

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    Now.
     
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  3. Miss Lydia

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    Nice warm water and start with water up to top of legs then deeper as they get accustomed to the water. Always make sure they don’t catch a chill.
     
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  4. Jpat

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    Yep and straight to the heatlamp afterwards

    New duckies in the water is the best part!

    Once their 8 weeks old tossem out and get new cuties again
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    @Jpat toss em out where? :eek:
     
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  6. Jpat

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  7. NoFlyBackFarm

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  8. Jpat

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    Wait till i have kids hahaha
     
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  9. NoFlyBackFarm

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    Oh no!
     
  10. Jpat

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    Im kidding of course but i keep bringing ducklings home just because i cant get enough and each one is completely different
     

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