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Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by toejam, Dec 4, 2010.
I was reading how some people use wet brooding. What exactly is it?
Wet brooding is providing access to swimming water to ducklings rather than allowing them only access to drinking water (dry brooding). Some folks have great success with wet brooding, others with dry brooding, and quite a few very successful folks use a combination of both.
Some of the benefits of wet brooding include better quality feathering on juvenile birds and the (alleged) improvement of appetite in some of the more aquatic species (stifftails, mergs, etc.) but that is contestable.
There are a whole slew of derivations on the wet brooding theme. Most involve concrete or plastic tanks filled with water with a loafing/feeding area below a heat lamp.
Thanks Dr. Todd