ducklings bedding

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 2ducksmomma, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. 2ducksmomma

    2ducksmomma New Egg

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    I have a 30 gallon tub with wood chips heat light ect. My ducklings (2) are about a month old. Just out of curiosity how does everyone else house their babies? I just did it the way the store did!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the flock. I really don't know how ducklings are raised but, if you go to "Other Backyard Poultry," forum above, you will find threads regarding ducks - the folks there should be able to answer your questions.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please do be sure the heat lamp has a bulb guard to keep the ducklings from accidentally touching it. Also the heat lamp should be securely fastened in at least two different ways to prevent it from falling - fires are very common with heat sources and wood bedding. Good luck with your babies.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! X2 on drumstick divas advice of making sure your lamp is secure and has a guard. Here is a lovely article all about brooding ducks https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/duckling-care-brooder-ideas
    Drop by the duck section of the forum for all the duck chat and experts over there https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your ducklings. Be sure to ask any questions you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly. Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  6. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hopr you have a great time and learn A LOT!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"

    I've never raised ducks before, so I can't offer any duckling housing advice. If you post in the Ducks section of the forums, though, I'm sure members there can help.:Ducks
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    I haven't kept ducks before, so can't be of much help. I suggest posting in the Ducks section that Sumi linked to.[​IMG] Good luck with your ducklings!
     
  9. Tevyes Dad

    Tevyes Dad Leader of the Quack Premium Member

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    You have about 6wks to go that you will be brooding you ducklings. Spend this time reading up on keeping ducks. Look through the articles on this forum on predators and pests and search for articles on duck houses. Keeping your babies secure requires more diligence than most new owners realize. I invite you to read my "baby book" linked in my signature. I learned as I went and lost two ducklings and those loses were preventable, but not reversible. I wrote this book for my mother who can't use a computer, so it is a chronicle of my babies and a picture book. See you on the duck forum pages.
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  10. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC!! I'm so glad you joined the flock!! [​IMG]

    If you have any questions feel free to PM me!!

    -Turkenstein25
     

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