New ducklings won't stay under the heat plate

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mummyof4, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. mummyof4

    mummyof4 New Egg

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    I have 2 ducklings born yesterday and they have the comfort 25 chick heat plate but they won't go under it and I'm scared they are going to get cold [​IMG]

    I placed them under it myself and they stay for a few seconds and then come out and sit down by their waterbowl instead, it's not too warm under there as I felt underneath and can leave my hand on it without it getting too hot.

    Will they be ok for the night? Am I better off buying a heat lamp instead so it makes the whole of one end warm rather than just under the plate? [​IMG]
     
  2. arrowti

    arrowti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry. If ducklings get cold they'll move to the heat plate. If they get too warm they'll move away. Unless they can't walk they are perfectly fine. :)
     
  3. mummyof4

    mummyof4 New Egg

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    Thank you [​IMG]
     

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