Heat Lamp needed? Ducks shivering??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CherpNPeep, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. CherpNPeep

    CherpNPeep Songster

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    So, yesterday, I was out to refil my duckkies water bails and I noticed one of them laying down shivering? The temp was -1 c during the time, I'm not sure if I should attach a heat lamp in the run.
    I've tested the lamp out and it hit 20 - 25 degrees, not too bad. Should I install it?
     
  2. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Free Ranging

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    How old are your birds?
     
  3. Jpat

    Jpat Crowing

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    if its shivering take it inside out it on a blanket in a carboard box or whatever you have, Itll appreciate it

    And if their fully grown and healthy they should never shiver at -1
     
  4. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Free Ranging

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    Pls post pictures of your coop and setup when you can!
     
  5. LlamaGirl4

    LlamaGirl4 Crowing

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    I agree with @Jpat. Your ducks shouldn’t be shivering if they are fully grown. Like @Ducksandchickens said we need to know the age
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Do you have straw down for them to lay on?
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "Be Strong in the Lord"

    Or shavings? Or what are you using for bedding? Are they able to get out of the wind?
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Shivering is the first sign of hypothermia, so do what you can to fix that ASAP.
     
  9. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Free Ranging

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    I have lost my smallest duckling in August (!) this year to hypothermia! It was significantly smaller than the other five and had not enough feathers to withstand around 15°C/59F. By the time i took it in it was already too late…
     
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  10. Jpat

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    :(
     
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