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post #61 of 62

Yes , they did molt this year after the hatching in July and our days start getting shorter at the beginning of september and now they only get about 8 hours a day of light.. poor darlings.

 

So I guess it has everything to do with that.  I am way up in northern mid-western Quebec.  Close to James Bay actually so our days are very short but starting tomorrow they will begin to lengthen again.  

 

Thank you for putting me at ease.. I was worried.  :)

post #62 of 62

I do hope my runners will do well this winter.  Also I have 2 mini call ducks and they are just babies.  About 7 -8 months old.  I keep their pens really insulated with bales of straw and hay all around the walls and on the roof and they have a thick carpet of fresh, dry straw inside.  The water containers make a coating of ice however inside the pens.  Last year was really horrible.. A pail of water would freeze completely in a matter of hours.  It was sooooooo cold last year, and I did not lose any to the cold.  

 

I wonder if my runners and call ducks will do ok?  And my muscovy... 

 

I keep a close eye on them and at the first sign that they are cold, I will be setting up a heater in the pens.

 

Supposed to have a wonderfully mild winter and so far it is.  :)

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