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Brooder light

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When can I stop the brooder lamp???? My ducks are almost fully feathered and are 5 weeks old! They r huge and live in my garage! My husband is freaking out over the electric bill! About 37 degrees at night now!
post #2 of 4
What temp is the brooder at now? My plan for hatches this spring is to brood indoors for 4 weeks then move to an outdoor pen with a heat lamp at night. That of course assumes that daytime outdoor temps are >70.

If you've been lowering the temps 5° /wk then at 5 weeks they should be good outside to 65°

Incubator Cam is LIVE once again! (see the thread)

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

See my blog post on how to hatch duck eggs!

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

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Incubator Cam is LIVE once again! (see the thread)

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

See my blog post on how to hatch duck eggs!

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

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post #3 of 4
My ducklings didn't need the brooder light very long. Do they act like they still need it?
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But mine were in my bathroom at 73°, so an unheated garage would be different
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