Heat Lamp needed? Ducks shivering??

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

  1. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    I don't have a good source for shavings here. A bale of straw costs me $4 and is good for more than a month, additionally i have hay from my pasture. Pine shavings are not always available here mostly the stores carry cedar-shavings - know poisonous - and those are expensive. I literally do the same thing: remove the big accidents with a hay-fork, fluff up the rest and add some fresh stuff. So far my duckies love it!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Any updates on your shivering duckling?
     
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  3. CherpNPeep

    CherpNPeep Songster

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    He's all goos now! I installed a heatlamp cor them whicy turns on in the morning from 7-9am and 5PM to 7:30PM. They love it.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Glad to hear all is well now!!
     
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  5. TSOWOATNKC

    TSOWOATNKC Songster

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    One thing to watch for if they are shivering is wet feather. Wet feather effects their ability to stay warm AND dry, not just dry.
     
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  6. CherpNPeep

    CherpNPeep Songster

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    The pool is not installed during the winter. However, I'm planning to install one once a week.
     
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