Brooder for ducklings

DeCanard

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jan 11, 2012
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29
Ohio
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!
 

jdywntr

Songster
10 Years
Oct 31, 2009
3,215
215
243
Somerville, AL
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.
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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!
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Good luck, you can find tons of info on BYC. But basics are keep them warm and dry. No drafts.
 

duck&chickencrazy

Songster
11 Years
Dec 2, 2008
1,226
5
194
Indiana
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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