Lights out in the brooder for 10 day old pekings?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CurlyLindsay, May 5, 2009.

  1. CurlyLindsay

    CurlyLindsay Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2009
    I have two little peking ducklings in a bit metal water trough. They were given to me, but I expect they are just about 10 days old- still tiny.

    They persistently sleep and hangout on the opposite end of the trough from the heatlamp! I tried moving the heatlamp to the other side (and they moved to the opposite side) and I tried a 150 watt bulb with the same results.

    What gives?

    (oh, and our daytime temps are mostly in the 60's and 70's now, nights in the 50's and 60's. )
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    They are too warm! Turn the light out and watch them. If they start huddling all the time, they are trying to get warm. If they only huddle when they sleep, they are fine.

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