I need brooder help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by RitaK, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. RitaK

    RitaK Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all! I'm a first time soon-to-be duckling mama. I've been learning tons from your posts and need some input. My ducklings should be here in a couple of weeks!

    The waterer I bought is too big. (See picture of it on the toilet). Instead of buying another one, i thought i'd try to make one. I remember seeing a post where someone cut holes in a food storage container and put it on some grit. They did something clever so that the ducks couldn't knock it over, but I don't remember what it was. What do you think of my home made waterer?

    Also, the temperature gets to 105 because the heat lamp is too close. Any one have a creative (and safe!) idea for me to get it higher?

    Thank you!!

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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    For the heat lamp, could you set a stable chair or small table over the brooder and attach the lamp to a chair or table leg? Glad you are testing everything out ahead of time. That really saved us when our ducklings arrived a month early.
     
  3. RitaK

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    Thank you for the idea!
     
  4. aprille218

    aprille218 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put some clean rocks or marbles in the waterer you already have. It'll work fine.
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  5. RitaK

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    Good idea. Thanks Aprille!

    I'm getting nervous for their arrival!! I hope I know what I'm doing!!
     

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