Heat lamp

Discussion in 'Other Animals For Sale' started by shanzone2001, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. shanzone2001

    shanzone2001 New Member

    Nov 8, 2009
    How far above the straw bedding do you place a heat lamp for ducklings? I am worried about fire.
  2. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    high enough to where the ducklings cant touch it at all.. I'd say anywhere from 12-20inches.. make sure its secure! the school didnt secure the light for their turkeys properly and it fell and several caught on fire

  3. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    You want the temp at ground level to read 90 degrees the first week I believe, then you begin raising the lamp and cooling it down 5 degrees a week.

    As long as it is secured, i.e. with wire not just the clamp, and can't touch anything, you should be okay. I hang mine over brooders, with a metal guard, with wire, not touching anything and do well.
  4. shanzone2001

    shanzone2001 New Member

    Nov 8, 2009
    Thanks for the help! I will sleep better tonight...I wrapped the cord several times throungh the cage so it is secure. I am already in love with my ducklings so I want everything to be perfectly warm and safe for them.
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    very good advice.... good luck with your duckies.. :wink: :greengrin: