Requesting Duck Tips?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PoultryAddict 1, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. PoultryAddict 1

    PoultryAddict 1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!

    Im not exactly new here, just forgot my password a year back and made a new account today. [​IMG]

    My Cayuga and Welsh Harlequin ducklings are coming on Wednesday, (2 days from now) And my brooder is my guest bathroom's bathtub.
    On one end of the tub I have a standard metal heat lamp with a red bulb, heating up the pine shavings I have down, (?) On the other end I have a old washcloth with a standard chick waterer and heavy feed bowl on top to make sure they don't consume shavings while eating,
    and I'm feeding DUMOR organic 19% chick starter, with a min of .90 lysine.

    Outside I have a 10X by 10X run with 3 chickens, and a attached bungalow coop.
    The 2 ducks will go with them.

    I'm still a noob with ducks, so am I doing anything wrong?
    Thanksss... [​IMG]
     
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  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under PoultryAddict 1 [​IMG] Welcome Back!

    Sorry, I have no experience with Ducks but this is a link to the Duck Forum. The folks there should be able to answer any questions: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Good luck!
     
  3. PoultryAddict 1

    PoultryAddict 1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome back to BYC - glad that you have re-joined the fold.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    sorry but, I don't like the idea of a heat lamp at one end of the tub, when water will also be present. Ducks like nothing better than to splash water everywhere . I like to err on the side of caution. Swimming in a tub (when they are old enough) is fine but, they should have a proper brooder
     
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  6. PoultryAddict 1

    PoultryAddict 1 Out Of The Brooder

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    not sure what you are picturing in your mind..lol.

    The tub is bedded down with paper towles, on one end there is a heat lamp (with water and shock restiant standard red bulbs) on the other a standard chick waterer and a food bowl..The tub is'nt filled with water....
     

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