When can ducklings go outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Skye727, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Skye727

    Skye727 Chirping

    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandy, oregon
    I have two 9 week old ducklings that are making a mess of my bathtub. I have had enough! Can they go outside? It's been cold lately. It has been down to 35 during the day and probably 30 at night. I have chickens they can cuddle with. Will they be ok without a heat lamp? They were outside with only a heating pad when I got them from someone at 7 weeks. I put them outside for a little bit when I got them and they chirped and chirped. Not sure if they were cold or scared, so I brought them back in.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Get them out. They can go out much earlier than chickens. They won't need heat.
    It's best to get them out much earlier with a heat source so they can get acclimated but they should be fine now.
    They may be in shock for a day or two because they've been kept so warm but they're ready.

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