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When can I let them out?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bradleyscott, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. bradleyscott

    bradleyscott In the Brooder

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    I got 9 of these messy suckers and I'm ready to let them go to the pond. When will they be able to live there they are five weeks old right now.[​IMG]
     

  2. seashoreduck

    seashoreduck Songster

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    I wouldn't let a duckling unsupervised without an adult duck or adult animal or adult human (thought goaded teen humans are ok, too) until they had their full feathers and could stay dry and warm on their own. My mallards were feathered around 8 or 10 weeks? Something like that, and were on their own then.

    They hated the heat lamp as soon as they started getting feathers. But amateur as I am I'd never let ducks without feathers be out overnight.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I agree, they are just babies and would be gone in no time so please put up with messy a while longer to keep them safe.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

  5. bradleyscott

    bradleyscott In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies. Could I put a tub of water in thier pen so they have something to splash in instead of thier drinking water.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    As long as it's warm enough they won't chill once wet, and make a way for them to get in an out of easily. They look adorable.
     

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