As you can tell by the title The Duck Chronicles Episode Five – One Less Baby Alive the sick duck from the day before didn’t make it. This is part of the reality of raising livestock and should be considered along with many other things before you take on the responsibility.
Today we discuss the weight gain, avg went from 2.3 to 2.72 ounces. With a full count of 50 ducklings remaining that is a total weight estimate of 136.25 ounces vs. 116.5 the day prior. This is a total body weight gain of 16.9% in 24 hours.
Today we also discuss how our brooder is a proof of concept and how I would scale up a permanent large scale brooder. We also discuss that the best way to brood would be not to, instead let mom do it.