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Mama heating pad HELP

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kaitling, May 4, 2016.

  1. kaitling

    kaitling Out Of The Brooder

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    I am using the mama heating pad method for my 2 two day old ducklings as another member suggested. I read somewhere not to worry too much about the temperature with a heating pad, but my thermometer is reading between 82 and 85 degrees. Mostly staying at 82 degrees. They seem content as can be to me but my fiancee is insisting it needs to be 90 degrees for the first week. What should I do??

    Thanks!
     
  2. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The temp from the heating pad won't reach any higher. When the ducks go inside, their body temp will add to the ambient temp provided by the heating pad and it should reach close to the 90 degree mark. Watch them for signs it isn't getting warm enough (pasty butt, etc) but it should be good to go.
     
  3. kaitling

    kaitling Out Of The Brooder

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    We put a low watt light bulb above the same side of the heating pad. It doesn't put off much heat but it made my fiancee feel better. I checked their butts this morning and the vent was all clear but they both had a teeny tiny bit of poo around the vent. Is that considered pasty butt?? Sorry I am a Newbie!
     

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