In The Duck Chronicles Episode Eleven – A Warm Brooder is Heaven the baby ducks are back in their brooder. Today we have wind chill of 20 degrees and that is just too cold for babies who are still in fluff.
The weather forecast for tomorrow is 45 for the low with sun and highs in the 70s. We have a full week of weather like that on the way so the next trip outside might be permanent. We shall see.
They are back to significant gains in weight though. They went from yesterday’s number of 5.66 – 7.08 for a gain of 1.42 ounces in only 24 hours. That is almost an ounce and a half for a animal that weighs about 7 ounces, a 24 hour gain of 25.09%.
Running weight gain is as follows
- Day One Gain 29%
- Day Two Gain 17%
- Day Three Gain 30%
- Day Four Gain 18%
- Day Five Gain 28%
- Day Six Gain 6%
- Day Seven Gain 25%
Tomorrow they will be back outside. I think that will make them happy, the brooder is getting a bit crowded.