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when can I take light off ducks?

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My babies grew way faster than their chicky companions and are now double their size. They accidentally hurt the chicks now when I give new water and food. They're just so big and excited.

I want them out and in a plastic brooder (because of the water). I down know how much longer the plastic liner I've taped down will last!

They sleep really far away from the light any more. The heat has been 84 outside (they are in the unheated/cooled shop) I don't know how cold it gets at night, maybe 60s.

I don't want to buy another light since that helps me make sure I don't have to many babies at a time.

They are 2.5 weeks old.
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At those temps, they could probably be taken off now.

 

http://www.metzerfarms.com/RearingInstructions.cfm?CustID=11950715

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Yes or just use a simple 60 watt bulb at night. That should be enough. Daytime temps sound just "ducky."  :-)

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