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how old should i take away the heat lamp from ducklings

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 11 5:33 pm    Post subject: how old should i take away the heat lamp from ducklings Reply with quote
    

hi i have some baby ducklings how old should they be when i take the heat lamp away, and when will it be safe to put them out side in there run.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 11 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

With the weather that we are having, I'd leave them some heat until they are reasonably well feathered. Nights are cold right now but if we have a warm day, you can see how they go without.
In the summer, this can obviously be brought forward.

Becki



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 11 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

They can drown in the early days, if they hatched from an incubator. It's to do with the mother washing and waterproofing their feathers?

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