Following are supplies you can use to start your baby birds. We have chosen the best from several different manufacturers.
It is best to ship the equipment and starter feed at least one week in advance of your birds to ensure the equipment arrives and is set up when the babies arrive.
If these are mailed at the same time as the babies, the babies will probably arrive a day or two before any regular boxes as live animals take priority at
the post office. We can include the Brooder Thermometer, Poult Pak or five pounds of Waterfowl Starter Feed with your duckling or gosling order.
The remaining supplies cannot be included in the chick box with the babies.
If this is your first time raising ducklings or goslings, we recommend you look through our collection of Books.
Many of these will make an excellent reference as you raise your birds.
This kit has all the equipment you need to start your young birds: a one gallon watering fountain, one feeder, a brooder lamp and bulb, 15 feet of cardboard brooder guard (to contain your birds and prevent drafts) a Poult Pak Vitamin Pack and brooder thermometer. All you need to supply is the bedding (shavings or straw), the birds and the feed. Price: $53.99
One Gallon Waterer
One of the most popular waterers worldwide. Use with very young turkeys or waterfowl. Easy cleaning. One gallon capacity. Price: $5.95
Strong, versatile feeder for young waterfowl or gamebirds. Hinged lid opens for cleaning/filling and snaps closed for feeding. Can also be used as a waterer. Price: $4.95
Use this to monitor the initial temperatures during brooding. Can be used indoors or outdoors (after brooding) as it is weather resistant. Contains multi-position mounting bracket. Easy to read. Price: $9.95
Brooder Lamp with Bulb
This heat lamp is excellent for brooding your young birds. It has an aluminum reflector, steel safety guard and polarized 120 volt plug. It can be hung from a chain or clamped onto a solid surface. Price: $18.95