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post #11 of 13

Is there a specific reason you can't have them inside for a few weeks? You really can't get ducklings and chuck them outside to fend for themselves, unless you want dead babies. They have to have a way to keep warm.

And seriously check out this thread on a 'new' way of brooding chicks/ducklings.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/956958/mama-heating-pad-in-the-brooder-picture-heavy-update

post #12 of 13

Do you have an example of this product? It seem like everyone trying to help isn't familiar with a heat lamp flashlight.

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

 

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

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post #13 of 13
If you can find it online, that would be helpful. Lots of folks don't have electric to their coop and look for some suplimental heating on really cold nights. If there is a battery powered heat lamp out there that would work, without needing a giant battery or going through batteries quickly, it would help lots of people.

As another option, how far is coop from house? Could you run an extension cord?

I only start birds inside if it is still very cold out when I get them, and only for a week and only the chicks, so I get the no inside bit.
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