Brooder for ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DeCanard, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. DeCanard

    DeCanard Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I'm new to BYC. I'm hoping to get ducks this spring (as part of a 4-H project), but I am unsure on how I should make the brooder. Does anyone have ideas or pictures? Thanks!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the link Kevin gave.

    A lot will depend on where you are (temps, etc) and when you are wanting to brood. My first runners I kept inside for about 2 months, they hatched in October. I used a refrigerator box with plastic on the floor, puppy pads and pine shavings.
    I had a hen hatch a clutch outside in early summer.

    The colder it is the more elaborate a setup you need. I am getting some ducklings (they are incubating now) in about 24 days. [​IMG] I couldn't resist though. I am setting up a section of my duck run so that I can brood them outdoors. They stink inside! [​IMG]

    Good luck, you can find tons of info on BYC. But basics are keep them warm and dry. No drafts.
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's cool!
     
  7. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my inside brooder. For the first couple weeks until I move them to the outside brooder.

    Its just a kiddie pool I picked up at Big R for about $9.99. And I put some suff in the brooder so dont get lonely. They LOVE the teddy bear. They like to sit in between his front legs or on top of it lol


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  8. DeCanard

    DeCanard Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Cute!
     
  9. DeCanard

    DeCanard Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the help!
     

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