When to put them outside.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bring, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Bring

    Bring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducklings are to be hatched and shipped on Monday! It's already getting cold here so I was wondering when it would be safe to put them outdoors. At what age are they hardy and feathered enough to survive 12 degree nights and snow?
     
  2. Bring

    Bring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone??
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    ducks are a little hardier than chickens, but if you read the chick care page here on byc you will have the info you need. [​IMG] there is a TON of info in the Learning center if you search for it.

    click on The Learning Center

    and then the Raising Chickens 101 option

    then scroll down the page and you will see the temps that chicks need to survive. ducks are a little less.

    when they are fully feathered, boot 'em out!
     
  4. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I cant help you about ducks , but chx if they are cold are
    cuddlers at least mine are,I also have a red 250 watt heat blub hangin in their coop.. I would wait untill about 4 months for that kind of cold, hope this helps. some one here on BYc
    has more information.Im sure good luck
     

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