can i have a duck temperature chart

michellemcfeely

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Could I get a copy of the chicken one you have? I don't have a chart on ducks but from what I have read in Storeys book its 95 the first week and then dropped by 1 degree every week til they are ready to go out.
 

marvun22

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its not a chart but ill tell you it. 95 the first week, 90 the second week, 85 the third week, you see were going down by 5 degrees for chickens. i'm very sure its not that long for ducks. my ducks go out a month after i get them, i'm just wondering now because i got them earlier.
 

ducklover87

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The temps you've described are the same as ducklings. 95 the first week then drop by 5 degrees each week. Unless you have a lot of them that huddle together. If they are panting then you know its too hot. This comes sooner for ducks then it does chicks I've heard. Hope this helps :)
 
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michellemcfeely

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Now I'm confused every where I've read says 95 but the sticky on duck raising says 90 which is it? How do you all regulate your temp in the brooder? I have been trying to gry mine to regulate before the babies hatch next Friday but am having a heck of a time. It will look like its gonna hold at 93 and then jump to 100.

The temps you've described are the same as ducklings. 95 the first week then drop by 5 degrees each week. Unless you have a lot of them that huddle together. If they are panting then you know its too hot. This comes sooner for ducks then it does chicks I've heard. Hope this helps :)
 

ducklover87

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I was always told 95 maybe its 90. Well I'll be honest I never measured temps I just made sure they could get from under the light if they needed to. I ended up turning my light off at like 3 weeks then started using just a regular light bulb. I went by if they were panting a lot. If they started to pant I'd turn the light off until they started to snuggle up to each other then I'd turn it off. I also have 15 ducklings so I'm sure it would be different if you had less then that.
 

Miss Lydia

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95 is too hot for ducklings. actually I only had my brooder at 85 the first week for my lone ducklling, his brooder a large tote was in the closet with the door open and the heat lamp was hung on the clothes pole, he had a stuffed animal to cuddle with and never acted cold. but this was in June. I on the other hand had to sleep with a fan blowing on me, that heat lamp made it warm, then i adjusted the lamp up so i got 5* less each week after that.
 

HollyDuckFarmer

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I have always relied upon close observation and let the ducklings give me an idea of how warm or cool they are. If they have the space, then if they are cold they will move to the right, if they are warm then they will move away. But a thermometer is great too. Just be sure to allow the thermometer time to give you an accurate reading, I.e. don't stick it in and expect immediate accurate readings.
 

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