When can my duckling go off heat?

protodon

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Mar 3, 2009
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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.
 

Le Canard de Barbarie

Songster
10 Years
Jul 19, 2009
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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.
 

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