Today on The Duck Chronicles Episode Four – Rapid Growth in Store we have our first weight gain information. The birds weighed an average of 1.81 ounces and 24 hours later we are at 2.33 ounces a gain of 28.7%!
The water drain system is working great and we can go 2 days per brooder clean out but need to clean the drain pan likely twice a day.
We have one bird who is failing to thrive and not eating. She likely won’t make it another day, we have put her in a hospital tank but since she won’t eat, she likely won’t make it. This is part of raising animals. Ducklings tend to have a 1.5-3% mortality rate. So when you raise 50 you are likely to lose at least one.
PS – For those asking here is a video on how I built the drain system for the water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hd2pc73rFo