Different Ages

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AshleyNicole06, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. AshleyNicole06

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    I have 4 ducks that i think are 2 weeks old.. And r obviously still under the heat lamp.. Can i add more ducklings to them?
     
  2. chickengirl778

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    Are the new duckings different ages?
     
  3. AshleyNicole06

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    They would be yes
     
  4. chickengirl778

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    Probably not the best idea, just because they need different heat lamp temperatures. If you were to combine them, their temperature needs would conflict. :hmm
     
  5. AshleyNicole06

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    They would be inside a building if that Makes a difference. But my ducklings now did okay, even during a winter storm and r doing okay still.
     
  6. chickengirl778

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    What type of heat source are you using?
     
  7. AshleyNicole06

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    They have a heat lamp.
     
  8. chickengirl778

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    oh, ok! So the main problem with having them together is just that different ages need different temperatures, so they can't be in the same brooder. Also, the older ducklings may not like the new babies invading their space in they are starting to establish the pecking order. :D
     
  9. AshleyNicole06

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    But its big enough! :( lol! :) I just want more.. Just in case i have all boys again. Lol.
     
  10. chickengirl778

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    Yeah same. Perhaps you can just raise them in a different brooder and begin to introduce them when they are at the same temperature level....
    Just keep in mind you will need to research the right way to introduce them, as to disturb the pecking order as little as possible. :thumbsup
     
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