Brooder time...questions, please advise.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by msdoolittle, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. msdoolittle

    msdoolittle Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Ok, so the ducklings are drying off from their hatch this morning. (almost there!!!) Now, brooder's all ready and all of that, but remind I put down the water, dip their bills, leave it in for 15 minutes (repeat 2x) or is it ok to just leave the water in? I don't want them to get 'waterlogged'. I have no experience with hatching my own, so I have only had mail order ducks, which were obviously w/o water for a couple of days. ;0)

  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    I put water in and left it there...just put some marbles in so they dont drown....also, just supervise them for a while until they get used to it. Ducks learn pretty quickly. Another thing, they will sleep alot....they are not dead...and there will be lots of little "dandruff" everywhere!

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