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5 week old ducks!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by samconrad, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. samconrad

    samconrad New Egg

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    My ducks are 5weeks old and as of right now they are out in their pen for the day time and I put them in the tank at night with their heat light. I was just wondering if it was okay for them to just stay in their pen from,now on and not come in at night.
     
  2. brookesducks

    brookesducks Out Of The Brooder

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    It really depends on the temperature. They still are not fully feathered, so I would say that if it's below 60 degrees at night, thay at least need a heat lamp out in their pen.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    The 90 minus 5 guideline would say 90 minus 25 (5 x 5) degrees Fahrenheit is 65, so yes, 60F or so is the target low temperature.

    Many use heat lamps, and sometimes they cause fires, so use caution and avoid tragedy.
     

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