The Khaki Campbell and Welsh Harlequins quackers are growing up so fast!!! Three weeks just flew by since these fluff balls arrive in the mail and they are already sprouted wee feathers.
It warmed up for a few days and they got to enjoy their first water!
As with all our baby batches we like to ween them off the artificial light after two weeks. In spring, summer it’s easy because the weather is much warmer but raising a batch so late in the season poised some challenges.
We’ve moved the baby quackers from the brooder box to the pullet pen outfitted with a heat lamp (during the day because it’s been so gray and gloomy) and to keep the heat in covered the pen in plastic shower curtain. Works great, it’s like a mini greenhouse.
At night we bring them in to sleep in the bath tub; however the challenge is with it being chilly is to keep them warm without light. (Sorry folks, but it aint natural for chicks to be raised with light 24 hours!) and searching the internet came across a really neat product from the UK! Called Eco Glow, instead of artificial light it keeps the chicks warm with heat.
More about Eco Glow … coming up in another post!
Bloody brilliant and I think our UK heritage duck breeds agree. QUACK!