In the Brooder
- Apr 26, 2015
I'm very confused. I thought panting meant a duck is cold. But my ducks are huddled together and one of them is panting. The ducks are two weeks old. They are in my house which is 86 degrees right now because the air conditioner went out this morning. We turned off the heat lamp as soon as we realized we would have no ability to cool the house. So the ducks have been without a heat lamp for several hours now. I just noticed one of the ducks panting and he is sitting in the middle of the other two ducks. Why would they huddle together and pant? They shouldn't be too warm at 86 degrees and I wouldn't think that would be too cold for them after two weeks of life. Should I direct a fan over their box?