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When can chicks/ducklings go outside to play?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dace, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Dace

    Dace In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2008
    I have 6 one week old chicks and 4 one week old ducklings. When can they go outside to run around, ( 20 minutes of supervised play time). I think the ducks are ready, but not sure about the chicks.

    *Edited to rephrase my question...is it ok to take them out to a sunny area on my lawn to play for 15-20 minutes while I sit with them?
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2009

  2. streemers

    streemers Songster

    Oct 13, 2008
    port orchard,WA
    cold chicks + cold duckling's = dead chicks and ducklings
    i would wait a little longer unless it is really warm there;)
  3. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    It is suppose to get to the 70's here tomorrow and I plan on putting my 3wk olds in a rabbit hutch with a heat lamp. Need to air out my house!!
  4. Dace

    Dace In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2008
    I am in So Cal and it should be sunny and mid 70s today.
  5. I would say that you can put them out in their cage, but they will need a heat lamp.

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