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Brooder light

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

  1. eschlotz

    eschlotz Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 2, 2015
    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

    Apr 11, 2016
    Rhode Island
    My Coop
    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

    Mar 23, 2016
    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

    Mar 23, 2016
    But mine were in my bathroom at 73°, so an unheated garage would be different

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