When to move chicks and ducklings outside?


5 Years
Apr 6, 2014
Im raising both duckling and chicks in the same brooder. At this point, the 3 ducks TOWER over the 8 chicks, even though they're only 3 weeks and a few days old. I have their coop set up, as I planned on the spending some time together before integrating them with the rest of my flock.
The days here are usually around 80 degrees this time of year. The nights get down to about 45-55. Being as the ducks are so much larger, could they all be moved outside sooner, and share body heat if needed? Most of them still have a bit of fluff, but their feathers are coming in at this point. They make such a mess of the brooder that I want them outside sooner rather than later.
Any advice would be great!

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