Question about heatlamps for duckling

augiedranch

Songster
11 Years
Mar 14, 2008
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Texas
im not an expert at this stuff. but i raised duckies and first time to raise chicks.

i pulled the heat lamp off of them when i knew they were ready... when the primary feathers came in. and i had raised the heat lamp a couple inches every week to get them use to it.

also, they didnt hang out at the heat lamp as much.

this usually happened during the fith week.
i live in tx where it gets hot, and during the day when it was really hot i turned it off. kept it on during the night though..

until about the fifth week
i hope this helps
 

hypnofrogstevie

chick magnet
12 Years
Jul 12, 2007
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Newton NJ
Thank you for the info. He still has fur more then fethers. Closest thing to feathers is on his tail. By the 5th week he should get his primary feathers, correct? or will it be a bit sooner?
 

Henrietta23

Songster
12 Years
Oct 20, 2007
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Eastern CT
I've still got mine on the blue swedish. They're also 4 weeks old and still few feathers, just on their tails. They seem to like the warmth still.
 

hypnofrogstevie

chick magnet
12 Years
Jul 12, 2007
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Newton NJ
My little guy is changing colors. He went from having a green beak to a blue and his feathers are starting to change from green to blue.
 

augiedranch

Songster
11 Years
Mar 14, 2008
754
11
171
Texas
Quote:aww i love duckies! i bet hes pretty!

just keep an eye on him. like i said, tx is pretty warm anywase so it was usally around five weeks when they stayed away from the heating lamp and then i pulled it altogether. (still put a reg lamp on them at night though)
 

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