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Brooder lamp... what wattage

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Going Quackers, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    Thinking ahead here for the hatching of these ducklings due to hatch roughly mid-Mar. should i do a 250 or a 150 or perhaps a 100??

    This is outside in a mini barn and yes, i doubt our temps will be all that great by then.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2013

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Because I already had some on hand, I used a combination of two 30W and a 60W in our indoor brooder.

    Of course you'll need more energy to heat a mini-barn, but what I liked is that I could configure the ceramic bulbs (no light, less likely to shatter) to make it warmer or cooler depending on the house temperature and age of the ducklings.

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