Power outage two day old ducklings

BirdNerd101

Chirping
6 Years
Jul 11, 2013
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What should i do? I have them all in a box (5) with a towel and covered by a blanket. I have no clue how long it could take
 

TLWR

Crowing
9 Years
Jul 10, 2010
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southern AL
Do you have a gas stove?
If it goes on too very long, you can heat a pot of water and make a rice bag to put above it to warm it up and put in with them that they can snuggle with.
 

chickwhispers

A French Hen
7 Years
Apr 16, 2012
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You can also warm bricks up in an gas oven or on a grill. To about 150 to 200o , then wrap them in foil and a towel and place them in/under brooder. Just be sure the little ones can't come in contact with them directly. Depending on how cold it is you may have to rewarm some a few times though the day. I've done that it helps.
 

TLWR

Crowing
9 Years
Jul 10, 2010
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southern AL
How cold is it where you live and what's the weather forecast for today?

They can go for a while at lower temps - they aren't always sitting under mom in nature.
 

ladyrsanti

Songster
7 Years
Apr 19, 2012
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Oops, placed my post in the Michigan thread. I've used those hot pads that are for sore muscles, found in the pharmacy section of most grocery stores, the large size. I put something over them, a blanket or towel, because they get quite hot.
 

livinlavidaloca

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 23, 2014
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Thermacare packs from the pharmacy stay warm 8-12 hours. You could also fill a 2 liter bottle most of the way with hot water and put lid on. They will huddle together. Keep them covered to keep the warmth in.
 
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