Lights out for ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Freebird farm, May 26, 2017.

  1. Freebird farm

    Freebird farm Out Of The Brooder

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    hi Duck peeps! Our first time with ducklings and I had no idea how delicate they would be! We have 1 runner (we ordered two but one didn't make it) 4 Swedish , 4 Cayuga, 3 welsh Harlican. They are almost 3 weeks. We have been leaving the least lamp on 24/7 . Yesterday was their first day out...first day without cold rain. Is it time to put the heat lamp on a timer so it gets dark at night? Is it time to remove the lamp all together?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    What are your temps day and night now? At 3 weeks they still need some heat because they aren't fully feathered
     
  3. Freebird farm

    Freebird farm Out Of The Brooder

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    They are only going outside during the day ...which will be 78 today. Brooders are in the basement and its ambient temp is 73...in the brooders it's closer to 80
     

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