Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Knighstar679, May 20, 2019.

  1. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    so I have two black East Indies they hatched on Saturday/ Sunday. They are already spending a lot of time out of their heating plate.

    They are also trying to swan dive off the heating plate. It seems to be their new favorite pastime tonight. They are giving me a minor heart attack because they are so tiny doing so many daredevil things.
     
  2. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    Of course what’s a duckling question without a picture.

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    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    And I thought they were adorable here though nerve wrecking.
     
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  4. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    Thats adorable!

    They are usualy smart enough to move away from heat and back into heat as they need it, Mabye your plates a little too low? i cant tell from the picture

    eitherway, Ducklings are smarter and waaay waay tougher than we give credit for!
     
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  5. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    It’s just shorter than there head. It was 89 under the plate. I set it much lower than I did last year because these are much smaller ducklings.

    They just seem to enjoy running around causing duckling chaos.
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Of course they love making duckling chaos. I got the dome for my heat plate so they can't get on it. Mine like to climb on their waterer top and jump off :rolleyes:.
     
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    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    I didn’t have the problem before with that. They were completely uninterested in the top of the heat plate last year. These ones love it. They jump on top just to jump off then do it again. I put a dog dish on top to try and stop them. But they were awefully cute sitting on top.
     
  8. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    I say let them play.
     
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