new ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by quackinhuggable, May 31, 2012.

  1. quackinhuggable

    quackinhuggable In the Brooder

    21
    0
    22
    May 23, 2012
    quick questions..
    what kind of lamp or bulb do i need for my 2 new ducklings that are under a week old?
    what bedding is best while they are indoors?straw?

    thanks
     
  2. Lute

    Lute Songster

    300
    12
    111
    Feb 25, 2012
    Albuquerque, NM
    What kind of ducklings?

    I raise Pekins, which need less heat than the others (no idea why, they're just happier this way). I use a standard 100 W bulb.
     
  3. quackinhuggable

    quackinhuggable In the Brooder

    21
    0
    22
    May 23, 2012
    aylesburys so i just angle a normal lamp with 100 w bulb in over then pen etc?
     
  4. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Songster

    399
    9
    108
    Feb 16, 2012
    North East, Maryland
    Question #2 - Puppy pads. Nothing else would have worked. It was simply the BEST thing to use. I used about 45 until I kicked them outside. Don't worry you won't need them too long. But it is the easiest to clean up. It's not cheaper. But it is easier!!! Ducks are extraordinarily messy. Like imagine the messiest mess you can think of. Then add poo to it and you get the picture. Puppy pads will save your sanity. Good luck!
     
  5. quackinhuggable

    quackinhuggable In the Brooder

    21
    0
    22
    May 23, 2012
    thanks i think we still have some left over from when our dog was teeny. im so excited!!!
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

    7,712
    693
    351
    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    I used shavings but mine are muscovy I found puppy pads caught the claws- bad combo there. I had a big red bulb for mine i think it was a 250 watt but depending on your temps a 100 maybe ok.. just watch your birds, you'll know... if they spend to much time under the lamp they are cold.

    What kind of babies? and we need pictures! [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: