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We had our first duckling hatch at 1:00 am Weds morning. Two more eggs appear to be getting close to hatching, but haven't yet. I am thinking of keeping the hatched duckling in a box in the house rather than take her out to the brooder all by herself. I'll put them all in the brooder when the other ones are ready. Will the duckling be warm enough in the house without a heat lamp? Thanks!
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We had our first duckling hatch at 1:00 am Weds morning. Two more eggs appear to be getting close to hatching, but haven't yet. I am thinking of keeping the hatched duckling in a box in the house rather than take her out to the brooder all by herself. I'll put them all in the brooder when the other ones are ready. Will the duckling be warm enough in the house without a heat lamp? Thanks!

If your house is about 85*-90* first week the ducklings need to be kept at that temp then 5* cooler each week there after.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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We'll keep her in a bin with a heat lamp in the house until the others hatch and can all go out to the brooder together.
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We'll keep her in a bin with a heat lamp in the house until the others hatch and can all go out to the brooder together.

Good plan, keep us updated on hatch..


Edited by Miss Lydia - 4/1/16 at 5:34am

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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