When to take heat lamp out?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newtoducks88, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. newtoducks88

    newtoducks88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey y'all!

    Our babies are growing so fast. Almost too big for the "brooder", I call it pin. I'm wondering when I take the heat lamp out?

    Our babies are about 3-4 weeks old. Maybe older. They still have their down but I feel like the heat lamp is making it too hot for them?!

    What are some suggestions?
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just raise it up if you can, test it out, if they seem to cold just lower it an inch. Th way I tell people at the feedstore is to have it at a 100 for the fist week and lower it by 5 degrees every week, so your chicks should be around 80ish degrees to keep warm.
     
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  3. newtoducks88

    newtoducks88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you think a Tupperware tub is too small for four 4 week old ducklings?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Between 3-4 weeks old they need heat at 75-80 and a larger bin because until fully feathered they need to be kept reasonably warm. Some use a kiddy pool and fencing around the outside to keep them in.
     

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