Brooding a Duckling?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by m_herrington, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. m_herrington

    m_herrington Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been so caught up in hatching my one poor little duck that I guess I have neglected to think that they may require different brooding practices than chicks.

    So... do you brood ducks the same as chicks or... ??
     
  2. m_herrington

    m_herrington Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I don't have any personal experience, but I googled it for you and the site I found said they are basically the same. [​IMG]
     
  4. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep its the same as far as i can tell. I've raised over 20 ducklings and i treated them just like the chicks except they had to get a different water bowl.
     
  5. m_herrington

    m_herrington Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the info.

    I just wondered because someone I know bought some Mallard Ducklings at the sale barn on Memorial Day and they were maybe a week old and they raised them without a heat lamp... They are all doing good.

    I didn't know if the ducks didn't recquire the heat lamp as long or not.
     

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