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Water in the winter

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Hey guys,
As the temperatures get colder, and moisture builds in the coop, should I take the water out of the coop at night? Will that help reduce moisture in the air of the coop? Or should I leave the water in the coop at night so they can drink whenever they want?
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Ducks don't need water in their coop at night. Just provide them with fresh unfrozen water in the morning. If it's still below freezing throughout the day you may have to freshen it up several times during the day. If you remove the water then remove the food too.


Edited by Free Spirit - 11/20/15 at 2:52pm

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You could, i keep my heated pail in the barn since it's electrical.. that said don't keep any food around if you remove water...  for my non heated water areas i bring water out several times a day plus my ducks are clever and scope out my heated Ewe(sheep) trough lol .

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I've read that the best thing to do to reduce moisture in the coop is add more ventilation, even if it's cold. Condensation means not enough ventilation. (I think it was in Harvey Ussery's book, The Small-Scale Poultry Flock.)

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