How long do ducklings need heat lamp for?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by l0ral0u, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. l0ral0u

    l0ral0u Hatching

    Jun 22, 2015
    Hi there

    I have ducks that are 16 days old, and are just beginning to shed their baby feathers, they are with two 5 week old chicks and they all get on fantastically.

    My question is, how long do they need a heat lamp for and how long until they can go outside? They're starting to smell lol

  2. farmincity

    farmincity In the Brooder

    Apr 25, 2015
    I got ducklings the same age. I have stopped using the heat lamp a few days ago. If the temperature is 75 degrees or above now. I still bring them in at night since we are having a rainy cooler temp swing right now. But I can't wait to leave them outside the smell is terrible in the mornings and I only have 4 ducklings.
    Mine are spending the day outside in my garden during nice weather.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2015

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