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Brooder light

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by eschlotz, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. eschlotz

    eschlotz Out Of The Brooder

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    When can I stop the brooder lamp???? My ducks are almost fully feathered and are 5 weeks old! They r huge and live in my garage! My husband is freaking out over the electric bill! About 37 degrees at night now!
     
  2. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What temp is the brooder at now? My plan for hatches this spring is to brood indoors for 4 weeks then move to an outdoor pen with a heat lamp at night. That of course assumes that daytime outdoor temps are >70.

    If you've been lowering the temps 5° /wk then at 5 weeks they should be good outside to 65°
     
  3. HeatherD42

    HeatherD42 Out Of The Brooder

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    My ducklings didn't need the brooder light very long. Do they act like they still need it?
     
  4. HeatherD42

    HeatherD42 Out Of The Brooder

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    But mine were in my bathroom at 73°, so an unheated garage would be different
     

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