i need help !! brooding box

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by implictdemand, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. implictdemand

    implictdemand Just Hatched

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    hello, i am new to the duck world, and right now i am unable to get tubs, but i have spare cardboard boxes. i'm afraid to use them with heat lamps because i am afraid that it will catch fire. any help?
     
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    [​IMG] i do have a bin like this, but i don't think it'll be the right height it is 6inches high
     
  3. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have an xtra bathroom you could use the bathtub in? Cardboard wont work for ducks, they soak everything with water in 5 minutes....
    What stores are around you? Most sell some form of tub/ Rubbermaid
    Or you could brood them outside in the coop
    Or in a dog kennel..
     
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    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah to shallow..
     
  5. implictdemand

    implictdemand Just Hatched

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    yes i do live by store. i'm hoping to be able to go out and buy one.
    i heard from other online care on ducks that cardboard boxes would be fine
    i do have bins that i could clear out, but i fear they're too small
     
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    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would have to be a real big cardboard box. And you would have to be real careful with the heat lamp. Whatever you choose needs to be big enough to have a warm corner and a cool corner. As in 15-20 degrees cooler .
    Cardboard would be soaked wet quite quickly.
    I have never read anywhere that a cardboard box is recommended for ducks. But i can tell you from experience how wet it will be after the first day [​IMG]
     

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