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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cherlyn, Sep 25, 2009.
He is only a week old right now, but I am curious about when he can go off heat.
I've placed ducklings outside at 2 to 3 weeks and never lost one. I've done this more than once and the most recent time, nights had been between 50 and 60 degrees. They did have a nestbox that they stayed in though, with straw bedding. I think ducklings are able to keep warm pretty quickly.
go down 5deg every week until you get to 75deg. i also put my ducklings outside at 4weeks and all did fine but we had good warm weather also
Quote:My muscovy hens will cover their young for the first week or so, and after that they pretty much huddle together for warmth. However, with only one duckling I would provide heat for at least a month if he wants it.