Duckling heat

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Duckling heat

Postby Jenf123 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:27 pm

Hi all!

I got a little duckling that was not so well from work today- it is currently on a heat pad- I went to move it to the brooder and the light blew darn it!!

It was a reptile one brand. Is there a different between these and just a Philips infrared lamp?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Duckling heat

Postby Marina » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:49 pm

I think that an infrared lamp would be a lot more powerful than a reptile lamp which is made for just that purpose - heating up a small terrarium.

I'd use a 40W incandescent light bulb (NOT the energy saving ones) if you have one. That's what I use in my brooders. Works fine.
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Re: Duckling heat

Postby Jenf123 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:26 pm

Thanks heaps! Got another one the same but different brand and I don't think it's as warm! How warm should it be in there?
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Re: Duckling heat

Postby seatil » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:36 pm

Warm enough that the duckling looks comfortable. If it's sat right under the centre of the light it may be a bit borderline or just plain too cold. If it's a bit out from the centre it's probably just right. If it's as far away from the light as it can get, it's way too warm.
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Re: Duckling heat

Postby Jenf123 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:06 pm

Wonderful thank you. I put the new light in and it shattered glass all over the babies! Then I got a replacement and its good! The first one had a damaged box so maybe a crack in it?
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