Question about heatlamps for duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hypnofrogstevie, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    At what age does the heat lamp come off? My guy will be 4 weeks old on friday.
     
  2. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    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?
     
  4. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine came in by the fifth week. [​IMG] usually
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    ok thank you [​IMG]
     
  6. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    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.
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    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. [​IMG]
     
  8. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what breed is "ur guy"? [​IMG]
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Graceful and I both believe he might be a cayuga/runner mix. He is a big baby and loves to be held [​IMG]
     
  10. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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