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New ducklings won't stay under the heat plate 😁

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I have 2 ducklings born yesterday and they have the comfort 25 chick heat plate but they won't go under it and I'm scared they are going to get cold 😢

I placed them under it myself and they stay for a few seconds and then come out and sit down by their waterbowl instead, it's not too warm under there as I felt underneath and can leave my hand on it without it getting too hot.

Will they be ok for the night? Am I better off buying a heat lamp instead so it makes the whole of one end warm rather than just under the plate?
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Don't worry. If ducklings get cold they'll move to the heat plate. If they get too warm they'll move away. Unless they can't walk they are perfectly fine. :)

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Thank you 😊
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