What should the temp be on a heat lamp.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ducks-love-me, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When more ducklings come in the spring what should the temp be? And how much should it decrease each week?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I recall Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks recommending 90F the first week, dropping 5 degrees each week.

    And watching closely to see if the ducklings are too warm or cool and adjusting accordingly. I liked having a little round thermometer in the brooder, under the heat units so I could monitor it.

    Something that made sense after I thought about it was that, with dry bedding the brooder would be 10 degrees warmer than once the bedding got wet.
     
  3. Ducks-love-me

    Ducks-love-me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay my ducks are past the heating lamp I am making a book for the spring so I KNOW everything for my little baby ducks! :)
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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