I NEED HELP ASAP

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rocki769, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    OH and I hope you have a stuffed animal. YOUR GONNA NEED IT. LOL ducks usually don't do very well alone, so a mirror or a stuffed animal is best. I like to use the Webkidz ones because they are sooo soft, although my ducks perfer my three legged beanie bunny. I think because it's small and they can crawl on it easiler..
     
  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    OH man, surprising he didn't either bleed to death or sufficate from all that sticky nighmare stuff. DANG what a lucky duck to have you on hand to help him...
     
  3. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    RAISE THE TEMP, do you have a fan?? Has the temp been like that this whole time?? thats really to low
     
  4. rocki769

    rocki769 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HAHA he's got a stuffed lion and a stuffed bird that he can cuddle up with an under. I learned my lesson with that the last one I had LOL. She cried ALL THE TIME. So I gave her a stuffed animal and she was fine after that. Except now, she still cuddles with it. Like, if it's not in her coop at night, she'll cry until I bring it to her. It drives me nuts. My birds are all extremely spoiled
     
  5. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    HAHAHAHA I had one I called him a DUCK DOG, he did NOT want to be a duck, wanted to stay inside as long as he could. OMG, But I was cleaning his cage and I forgot to put the stuffed animal back in, OMG, HE LET ME KNOW IT. lol
     
  6. rocki769

    rocki769 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm raising the temp now but my incubator is really slow and it takes forever. Would it be easier to put him under a heat lamp in my brooder box? It's warmer and he's gonna be in there anyways as soon as he can stand up and he's dried off. He'll be by himself too so there won't be any other chicks stepping on him
     
  7. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    You could the only reason I don't care for heat lamps before they can walk is because if it's directly on him, he can't move around to get a way from it so it basically cooks them or dehydrates them quickly. So if the heat lamp is keeping the box warm ONLY and not going to be directly on him, he should be OK..
     
  8. rocki769

    rocki769 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will take a picture of where the heat lamp is in my box so you can see what if it will work :)

    I will take a picture of the heat lamp and the box so you can tell me if you think it'll be ok or not
     
  9. Lacrystol

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    If it's high enough so that if you put your hand at the bottom of the box and your hand doesn't get really hot. you might be OK.. or if you can have the heating lamp facing the side of the box or something without catching anything on fire that would work. It just can't be directly on him until he's up and about..
     
  10. Lacrystol

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    sounds good
     

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