weather and warmth

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mlh93080, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. mlh93080

    mlh93080 Out Of The Brooder

    11
    0
    22
    Nov 14, 2008
    New Windsor, NY
    I hope someone can answer my question. I have one group of 4 week old ducks and another group of 2 week old ducks. the weather here has gone from a high of 60 to a high of about 90. should i still use the heat lamp when the temperature is 90 outside? I don't know if they need the extra heat in this weather. [​IMG]
     
  2. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2009
    Vermont
    I think the best way to tell is by the ducklings behavior. If they huddle/pile they'll need additional heat. If they seem happy, running around and snuggle near, but not on top of one another, to nap then they seem like they would be fine without the lamp.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by