Duckling concerns!

TiaNicole

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May 18, 2020
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I need some advice! I currently have my four 2 week, almost 3 week old Pekins in their brooder. They have becoming more and more messy with their water. It’s to the point of where their chest see to be wet quite often. Is that okay if they’re wet like that all the time? Should I look into getting a bigger brooder so their water is farther away and everything stays dry! Any advice helps! I’ll add pictures of my current brooder!
 

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AAcres

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I need some advice! I currently have my four 2 week, almost 3 week old Pekins in their brooder. They have becoming more and more messy with their water. It’s to the point of where their chest see to be wet quite often. Is that okay if they’re wet like that all the time? Should I look into getting a bigger brooder so their water is farther away and everything stays dry! Any advice helps! I’ll add pictures of my current brooder!
You might want to look at a bigger sized brooder More so for more space for them as they grow. But to be honest, where there’s water there they’ll be lol. From my own personal experience you’ll never keep your brooder dry around where the water is for them.
that is to say if anyone has been successful with brooding ducklings and keeping their water area dry I’d love to hear.
 

TiaNicole

In the Brooder
May 18, 2020
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Naples Florida
You might want to look at a bigger sized brooder More so for more space for them as they grow. But to be honest, where there’s water there they’ll be lol. From my own personal experience you’ll never keep your brooder dry around where the water is for them.
that is to say if anyone has been successful with brooding ducklings and keeping their water area dry I’d love to hear.
Do you think I should be concerned with their chest already being wet though? I was also thinking about adding a section on for their heat plate so that they can go in there to get dry. Something like this!
 

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Do you think I should be concerned with their chest already being wet though? I was also thinking about adding a section on for their heat plate so that they can go in there to get dry. Something like this!
I don’t think you need to be concerned. If they aren’t shivering and it’s nice and warm in the brooder it’s okay. If they are wet 24/7 right now then yes they do need a space away from the water where they make a mess to dry.
I currently have 2 almost one week old ducklings that get their chests, heads, and somehow butts wet from the water. They are fine and also have a chance to get dry under the heat lamp, away from the water so they aren’t always wet.
The addition looks nice. You could give that a whirl and see how it goes
 

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A kiddy pool would work too. They make great brooders and being you have Pekins they can use the space @DuckyDonna and @Isaac 0 both use kiddy pools maybe they will share pics and using a catch tray like pic shown and something like this nice thing about this too is you can go with shallow bowl for young duckling and deep bowl for larger and lid fits both.
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