Baby Pekins in insulated coop?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by moms Tree, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. moms Tree

    moms Tree Out Of The Brooder

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    My Pekin ducklings will be 4 weeks old this weekend... I'd really like to put them in their duck house, but not sure if it's warm enough. I live in Kansas, and the temp has been between freezing at night, and high of 20's and 30's in the day. Inside the duck house, there is a deep layer of straw on the floor, R13 insulation in the walls, and R30 insulation in the drop ceiling. They also have a heat light. Is this enough to keep them warm? Or do I need to wait until they are fully feathered? Included is a pic of the outside of the duck house.
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  2. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darling house, sounds extremely well constructed. I would wait until your ducklings are fully feathered.
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Gosh that is cute! um, tricky 4wks is awfully young for those temps without a mama, mind you i had a fool set a nest here in Feb and hatch out in March of this past year, i did add a heatlamp as poor mama was chilling but otherwise those kids have turned to happy, healthy active boys and girl.
     
  4. Avlana

    Avlana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love, love love the duck house [​IMG] I agree with waiting for them to feather out. That is a bit cold to be outside in, for 4 weekers. But maybe see what the temp of the coop is with the heat lamp? See what temp it holds?
     

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