Ducklings and heat lamp question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Laura78, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Laura78

    Laura78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age can I take the heat lamp from my ducklings? They're being kept inside.
     
  2. BlueLagoonRabbitry

    BlueLagoonRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed(s) are they?
     
  3. Laura78

    Laura78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The little ones are Khaki Campbells, Runners, and Cayugas. They're about 2 weeks old.
     
  4. BlueLagoonRabbitry

    BlueLagoonRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the tempatur of your room where the ducklings are kept?
     
  5. Laura78

    Laura78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The whole house is staying in the mid 60s.
     
  6. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had my Khaki's out from the heat at 2 weeks, in about a 65 degree house. At just less than 3 weeks I put them outside in 30 degree nights, with the heat light. Within a few nights it was 40ish and I turned off the light because they didn't seem to go to it. I have 5 and they huddle together always, so seems like they keep warm that way. They are almost 4 weeks and I don't even think about it anymore. You can see my set up on my website. I am thinking we baby them more than we need to :) Good luck!!
     
  7. Laura78

    Laura78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I keep my little ducks with the 4 older ones and my 2 geese, they all curl up to sleep, it's real cute. Ok I'll turn the light off and see how it goes.
     

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