ducks and chicks

emjay

Songster
10 Years
Sep 6, 2009
1,292
19
161
I plan on putting chick and duck eggs in my bator, and if I have success. Obviously will need a brooder or two.

I didn't want to look through 148 pages of brooder ideas, but, am curious what otehrs have done when hatching ducks and chicks at the same time for brooder ideas. I'd like ultimately to have them side by side to utilize one heat lamp, so am looking for brooder pen ideas.
 

StormyMoon

Songster
9 Years
May 1, 2010
1,386
16
153
Alvarado, TX
in exactly 9 days i will have I hope 42 chicks they will go in the plastic storage boxes I use as a brooder until they feather out then out to the coop in their big brooder till they are big enough to free range. Plastic storage boxes are cheap and easy to clean out when your done.
 

aussieheelr

Songster
10 Years
Jun 16, 2009
1,281
6
151
western slope, Colorado
Quote:
Especially with ducks. They make such a mess that plastic is really the only way to go. I will say, I made a waterer for my ducks out of a used milk jug (there was a thread in the duck section a while back) that showed this. Worked really well
smile.png
Ducks are fun, not to mention their eggs make the BEST angel food cake ever.
 

StormyMoon

Songster
9 Years
May 1, 2010
1,386
16
153
Alvarado, TX
Quote:
Especially with ducks. They make such a mess that plastic is really the only way to go. I will say, I made a waterer for my ducks out of a used milk jug (there was a thread in the duck section a while back) that showed this. Worked really well
smile.png
Ducks are fun, not to mention their eggs make the BEST angel food cake ever.

We use milk jugs too, hang them up on the sides , ducks are fun to have I want 4 more mine is all grown up now.
 

emjay

Songster
10 Years
Sep 6, 2009
1,292
19
161
would be interested to see the milk jug contraption.

my question really is, building a brooder to keep ducks and chicks seperate, but utilizing same heat lamp. as I've read ducklings are super messy and don't want to make chicks more soaked then they need to be
 

StormyMoon

Songster
9 Years
May 1, 2010
1,386
16
153
Alvarado, TX
Quote:
Hmm that could be difficult to do but not impossible I suppose , ducklings can be messy with their water even if the water is up a bit they still find ways of spitting it out into their food and making it a soggy mess. What we do with the jug is cut the front part down leaving the handle intact tie a string around the handle and let it hang. Make sure you open it wide enough for their head to get in and out of it.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom