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This will be our first winter with our babies (2 pekins) is there anything I need to be aware of or change for them for the colder months?  From what I have read they seem to be hardy creatures. 

 

Also, I have not gotten an egg from my female in about 5 days.  She was laying consistently prior to now.  I read something about their laying habits differ in the winter?  Should I be concerned?

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Always good to be sure, but if it's gotten colder, that can stop laying.  Just watch her for any signs of discomfort, walking stiffly, tail pumping, any of that.

 

@Jerseyduckmom 

 

Some ducks are more sensitive to the cold than others - so you need to know your ducks - watch for signs of chilling - I need to keep the flock above 40F at night, due to some not-so-cold-hardy flock members.  Daytime, if it's sunny they can often be out in 25F weather, at least for a few hours.

 

If you have to leave them in or out all day and it's going to be below freezing, remember ducks can die from hypothermia.


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