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A duck bed for winter?

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My ducks have a large pen that provides adequate shelter, but with winter coming I wonder if I should get them some kind of bed that they can huddle in if it gets too cold?  I was thinking a dog igloo or something like that? Am I overthinking it?

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I just set up a small temporary greenhouse inside my big pen yesterday, with the front door locked open. They had a x-large size dog house, but they never go in it (until I put their food dispenser in there, but even then only long enough to eat). I figure the greenhouse will block rain or snow and most of the wind, but not be so enclosed/dark that they don't want to be in it.
"Be like a duck; calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath."
 
~Michael Caine
 
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"Be like a duck; calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath."
 
~Michael Caine
 
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Where they stay now is a large shed converted into a pen, with two ventilated doors.  There is just no insulation, so it is them same temp inside as it is outside.  I just want to make sure they don't need something in addition to stay comfortable.

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I have a dogloo for my girls. They use it when they want to. But most if the time they either bed down outside under the tall green plants or snooze rear-to-rear on the pond ramp.

They seem to love the dogloo. I hope they use it for laying and when it is really cold this winter.
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