Hiya to you all!
I'm new to this forum, just signed up for a few questions; this is my first post, this is such an informative forum!
So, since today I have new roommates, 10 Muscovy ducklings 3 days old. My friend, who owns the farm, had to leave for a week, so I'm taking care of them, while he's gone. We couldn't leave them unattended in the farm with their mother, since hungry rats attack during the night.
I gave them food to eat, water to drink and now they are all sleeping, piled up together, very quiet in a cage that I covered with a bed sheet in my living-room. Do you think they can survive without a heat lamp? We're located in Crete, Greece, the temperature is really high, almost like summer (~17-24°C/63-75°F).
Also, I've been reading that it's not really proper for very young ducklings to swim, since they get very cold and might die, would you find that's true?
Thanks for the time!