When Can Ducklings Move Outside?

While you may want them to move outside as soon as possible, the last thing you’d want is your ducklings outside prematurely.

Here are the things to consider before letting your duckling move outside

Duckling’s feathers

If your duckling does not have feathers yet, they are unable to move outside because they’ll need warm protection until their feathers arrive and can help regulate their temperature.

Temperature inside and outside the brooder

After the first week, you will need to lower the temperate by one degree each day until the temperature inside the brooder and the low temperature outside the brooder are the same.

Duckling’s ability to drink water

Use a shallow bowl for water so that they can submerge their entire bill to ensure their mucous membranes stay moist, but will not fall into the bowl and drown.