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Will my ducks be ok in the cold?

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I live in Pennsylvania and nights are starting to get cold. My ducks have a huge cage with a pond and an insulated duck house full of hay for them with a heat lamp but they never seem to be interested in going in there. I went out last night to check on them, it was 30 degrees, and they were swimming in their pool that I have in the cage. crazy ducks! I'm just very afraid that they'll get too cold. I'm not sure what to do, I'm just worried about them.

 

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Proud owner of my mallards, Dixie, Melvin; Afflac the Pekin; and Daisy and Louie, my cayugas. Also, my two little dogs, a maltipoo and a chihuahua, Sophie and Gidget. And I have a wonderful boyfriend who puts up with all my little guys (:

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Proud owner of my mallards, Dixie, Melvin; Afflac the Pekin; and Daisy and Louie, my cayugas. Also, my two little dogs, a maltipoo and a chihuahua, Sophie and Gidget. And I have a wonderful boyfriend who puts up with all my little guys (:

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post #2 of 5

What age are your ducks and what breed are they?  If they are fully feathered they don't need a heat lamp.  Most ducks are very hardy and the winter we had here in central NY last didn't bother mine at all.  In fact, they seemed to enjoy the snow and the winter storms.  Too much heat or very hot days are harder on most ducks than the cold.
 

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One wonderful wife, one son and daughter-in-law, 2 great grandkids, 1 neato gray tabby cat, and 6 Khaki Campbells
This is the day which the LORD hath made ; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

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post #3 of 5

My Muscovy's have been in the pool before when it was really cold out! I don't know how they stand itidunno.gif

Owner of five very spoiled hens and two lovely Muscovy ducks,too many cats and three dogs.

 

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Owner of five very spoiled hens and two lovely Muscovy ducks,too many cats and three dogs.

 

"Why should A Man Die While Sage Grows In His Garden?" 

 

1 Production Red

1 Buff Orpington

3 Barred Rocks

 

 

 

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I have a mallard, two cayugas and a pekin! they're all 5 -6 months old. I think I'm just being a worried mom haha but I just want to be safe

Proud owner of my mallards, Dixie, Melvin; Afflac the Pekin; and Daisy and Louie, my cayugas. Also, my two little dogs, a maltipoo and a chihuahua, Sophie and Gidget. And I have a wonderful boyfriend who puts up with all my little guys (:

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Proud owner of my mallards, Dixie, Melvin; Afflac the Pekin; and Daisy and Louie, my cayugas. Also, my two little dogs, a maltipoo and a chihuahua, Sophie and Gidget. And I have a wonderful boyfriend who puts up with all my little guys (:

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They should be fine.  It sounds like you have a nice, warm place for them to get out of the cold if they want to.  I don't think they even need the heat lamp unless it get REALLY cold.  I put a heat lamp in with mine if it gets in the teens, but I don't think I've ever seen them use it.  It does work to keep their water thawed, though.  Ducks are pretty well equipped to live in the cold.  I worry more when it's cold, windy, and rainy, than I do if it's dry and cold.

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Ancona ducks  |  Sebastopol geese  |  Blue and Lavender American geese

 

 

 

 

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