Ducklings and electric hen ???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Emilys3guppies, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!!
    THE first of my duckling hatch are in the brooder. I am using an electric hen for the first time...does it look to be at an appropriate height for the ducklings? Thanks so much!!
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    I always put mine on a slope, so the back is nearly touching the ground and the front is tall enough that they can easily get under. That way they can choose their heat level and get pressed against it if they need. It mostly works by contact heat, although it does give off some radiant heat. It's just important that they can make contact with it if they need to.
     
  3. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I have done that now! Dont know why it didnt occur to me...thanks so much!
     
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    You're welcome!
     
  5. RainForestBird

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    What is an 'electric hen'? I imagine its one of those Brinsea 12V things that plugs in and its rectangular? If not please enlighten me. Also, if there is something less costly than the Brinsea model, I'd be interested.
     

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