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Brooder or house

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Relativelycluky, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Relativelycluky

    Relativelycluky Out Of The Brooder

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    We had our first duckling hatch at 1:00 am Weds morning. Two more eggs appear to be getting close to hatching, but haven't yet. I am thinking of keeping the hatched duckling in a box in the house rather than take her out to the brooder all by herself. I'll put them all in the brooder when the other ones are ready. Will the duckling be warm enough in the house without a heat lamp? Thanks!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    If your house is about 85*-90* first week the ducklings need to be kept at that temp then 5* cooler each week there after.
     
  3. Relativelycluky

    Relativelycluky Out Of The Brooder

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    We'll keep her in a bin with a heat lamp in the house until the others hatch and can all go out to the brooder together.
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Good plan, keep us updated on hatch..
     
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