Wow, where’d the time go? Feels only yesterday I was holding fluffy baby chicks and now they are (almost) ready to join their buddies in the main animal compound.
Although we a little apprehensive of raising ducks so late, thanks to the Eco Glow, we were able to move them out of brooder box and into the pullet pen after just two weeks. They’ve been sleeping outdoors now and not in the bathtub. Chickens are messy but ducks are even messier. Being winter there are no windows are open in the house and so the smell after a day (or two) can get rather “ripe.” Especially with eight of ’em I was having to change the bedding every other day so was thrilled when we stumbled on the Eco Glow that allowed us to move them outdoors as soon as we could. This product gave me the peace of mind that without an unnatural heat lamp the duckies would be nice and warm during the night. Every spring that we’d raise chicks we’d always see a spike in our electricity use, not this time! I just love the English efficiency.
This new batch of ducks are almost fully feathered and they’ll be probably joining the older flock in a week or two. Gonna love to see how they react seeing each other for the first time. Ducks (especially without any drakes about) are less difficult when it comes to introducing newbies. I know our older ducks are already quite curious about the sounds coming from the pullet pen just across the walkway from the main compound. I’ve caught the ducks (and even the chickens) hopping up on bales of straw to peek over the compound fence.