When can ducklings go outside?

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

  1. kaitling

    kaitling Out Of The Brooder

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    My ducklings turned 2 weeks old this past Monday and I was hoping to put them outside at least during the day this weekend. This weekend is supossed to be 83 degrees. They have used a mama heating pad since they were 2 days old. If I move them outside with it being over 80 degrees should I put the heating pad outside in their duck house? I have noticed them sitting on top of the heating pad lately more than they ever have before.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    If it's over 80 degrees and its just during the day, they *should* be ok... watch them for a bit and make sure they're doing fine... if you have water they can get into though, I would put the MHP out with them in case they get chilled... easy for them to do at that age...
     
  3. kaitling

    kaitling Out Of The Brooder

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    That is what I will do then, thank you!
     

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