HELP, Need Brooder Box Suggestions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ro.netcmarie, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. ro.netcmarie

    ro.netcmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 duck eggs and they are due March 3-4, so i was wondering about the brooder box. I am a newbie, and this is my first hatch. Currently I have a clip on desk lamp and a humidity/temp. gauge in the bator. Can i use these? How about a cardboard box for them, and put paper towels down? Heard it helps their feet from growing wrong, and its very slippery. I know to put food(mas, i do beleive), and water down at all times, but if anyone has tips please help!!!!! Hatching date is just around the corner!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    I've only hatched chickens but imagine it would be the same for ducks. I usually use a rubber maid plastic tub and make sure the bottom is covered well with paper towels. Don't use newspaper as it can be slippery and cause spraddle leg. I have used a large cardboard box before and it worked fine.
     

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