I'm gonna try to get him some tomorrow. He is 10 days old.
Crazy Debord Duck Lady
Crazy Debord Duck Lady
Oh he needs something, ducks don't like to be alone. I use those stuffed animals called webkidz, they are soft and cuddly. LOL But apparently my ducks favorite is a three legged bunny I have. LOL they like him be cause it's small and they can climb on it.. LOL
he's ready for swim time, I would get him him the bath tub with warm water, just above the ankle and Sprinkle the food into the water. This will teach him how to dunk and suck up the food that sits on the bottom of the tub..
I have to hear how this goes. Crumcakes make sure water is nice and warm..
Do you know the temps in his box? it is very important we keep track of that because they can get over heated under heat too. Or too cold you can usually tell if too cold they will be directly under the heat or too hot they will get as far away as possible. Hopefully he has a box big enough he can get out from under it if he gets to warm. An inexpensive thermometer will be good to have.Place heat lamp at one end if you have it right in the middle so he can get away from heat if he wants. When i had my tiny duckling in just hatched I had a towel I kept over my shoulder and when I'd sit down he would climb under that towel in the crook of my arm and sleep just like he was getting under mamas feathers. What is your house temp? First week the temps in brooder should be 85-90 I always kept them at 85 in a non draft room each week there after 5* lower. till they are feathered in so by by week 6 they are able to handle 60* temps.
When I say a towel over my shoulder most of the towel was hanging down in front just enough towel over my shoulder to hold it in place. They love to snuggle up around your neck too.
If he is snuggled up under the lamp then he must not be too warm. But a thermometer will really help.yes definitely keep the top of box open for ventilation..Did you put him some warm water and try to get him to eat? is he eating and drinking this evening?
Geese: Chinese, Tufted roman, Snow, Cackling and Toulouse.
Ducks: Mandarin, East indies, Mallard and Muscovy (wild and domesticated)
Other: Japanese quails, Peafowl and Rumpless Araucana chickens.
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