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What is their shelter situation?

A large coop, I don't remember the dimensions... It isn't insulated, just plywood walls. I'm going to cover about half of the ventilation shafts for the very cold nights then open them.

             1 Mallard, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Fawn & White Indian Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 Wood Duck,

        1 Welsh Harlequin, 1 Rouen, 5 Crossbreed Ducks,  and 17 Pigeons! First time incubating DUCK EGGS!!!

John 14:6: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

                                                      

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             1 Mallard, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Fawn & White Indian Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 Wood Duck,

        1 Welsh Harlequin, 1 Rouen, 5 Crossbreed Ducks,  and 17 Pigeons! First time incubating DUCK EGGS!!!

John 14:6: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

                                                      

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post #17262 of 19241
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Originally Posted by NathanZee View Post
 

A large coop, I don't remember the dimensions... It isn't insulated, just plywood walls. I'm going to cover about half of the ventilation shafts for the very cold nights then open them.

Lets try and remember our water fowl have really nice down on under their feathers. That equips them for cold weather.  They just need to be able to get out of the wind and weather if they want.


Edited by Miss Lydia - 12/14/16 at 10:41am

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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post #17263 of 19241
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Originally Posted by Miss Lydia View Post

Lets try and remember our water fowl have really nice down on under their feathers. That equips then for cold weather.  They just need to be able to get out of the wind and weather if they want.
Eee. Yes. That is what makes their ADORABLE rumps so soft. Like Samson's.
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Originally Posted by Miss Lydia View Post
 

Lets try and remember our water fowl have really nice down on under their feathers. That equips them for cold weather.  They just need to be able to get out of the wind and weather if they want.

Yeah, I do! It's just I worry about them... they haven't ever experienced 25 below before. :/ Last year was a very mild winter for Minnesota. 

 

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Eee. Yes. That is what makes their ADORABLE rumps so soft. Like Samson's.

:gig

             1 Mallard, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Fawn & White Indian Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 Wood Duck,

        1 Welsh Harlequin, 1 Rouen, 5 Crossbreed Ducks,  and 17 Pigeons! First time incubating DUCK EGGS!!!

John 14:6: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

                                                      

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             1 Mallard, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Fawn & White Indian Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 Wood Duck,

        1 Welsh Harlequin, 1 Rouen, 5 Crossbreed Ducks,  and 17 Pigeons! First time incubating DUCK EGGS!!!

John 14:6: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

                                                      

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post #17265 of 19241
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Originally Posted by NathanZee View Post
 

Yeah, I do! It's just I worry about them... they haven't ever experienced 25 below before. :/ Last year was a very mild winter for Minnesota. 

 

:gig

This is a first for my Runners/Buffs and my Old English game bantams we're going to be in single digits with the wind chill. I went and put up old towels over their windows to help and I have a sweeter heater going. It doesn't really put out much heat though but if someone wants to stand next to it it may help.

 

I won't use a heat lamp though just way too many horror stories about fires. 

 

Also mine are going to be getting whole corn and cracked right before bed time to help over night.

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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post #17266 of 19241
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Originally Posted by Miss Lydia View Post
 

This is a first for my Runners/Buffs and my Old English game bantams we're going to be in single digits with the wind chill. I went and put up old towels over their windows to help and I have a sweeter heater going. It doesn't really put out much heat though but if someone wants to stand next to it it may help.

 

I won't use a heat lamp though just way too many horror stories about fires. 

 

Also mine are going to be getting whole corn and cracked right before bed time to help over night.

Okay. What's a sweeter heater?

 

Yeah, you have to be really careful! 

 

We've been giving them a lot of whole corn too, is cracked better? 

             1 Mallard, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Fawn & White Indian Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 Wood Duck,

        1 Welsh Harlequin, 1 Rouen, 5 Crossbreed Ducks,  and 17 Pigeons! First time incubating DUCK EGGS!!!

John 14:6: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

                                                      

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             1 Mallard, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Fawn & White Indian Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 Wood Duck,

        1 Welsh Harlequin, 1 Rouen, 5 Crossbreed Ducks,  and 17 Pigeons! First time incubating DUCK EGGS!!!

John 14:6: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

                                                      

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post #17267 of 19241
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Originally Posted by NathanZee View Post
 

Okay. What's a sweeter heater?

 

Yeah, you have to be really careful! 

 

We've been giving them a lot of whole corn too, is cracked better? 

I mix the 2 together since I have tiny bantams. I'll get info  on the Sweeter heater.

 

http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog/Baby-Chick-Supplies/Sweeter-Heater-Coop-and-Brooder-Heater-4-sizes-p1556.aspx  I bought the med size and opted for wall mount. 


Edited by Miss Lydia - 12/14/16 at 12:50pm

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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post #17268 of 19241
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Originally Posted by Miss Lydia View Post
 

I mix the 2 together since I have tiny bantams. I'll get info  on the Sweeter heater.

That makes sense. Ok, thanks!

             1 Mallard, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Fawn & White Indian Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 Wood Duck,

        1 Welsh Harlequin, 1 Rouen, 5 Crossbreed Ducks,  and 17 Pigeons! First time incubating DUCK EGGS!!!

John 14:6: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

                                                      

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             1 Mallard, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Fawn & White Indian Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 1 Wood Duck,

        1 Welsh Harlequin, 1 Rouen, 5 Crossbreed Ducks,  and 17 Pigeons! First time incubating DUCK EGGS!!!

John 14:6: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

                                                      

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post #17269 of 19241

Hi!

 

My Call Merlin is making weird breathing noises like is nose is stuffed. What should I do? 

My ducks! 

1 Buff, 2 Calls, and three Mallards! And 4 Call ducklings coming soon! RIP Merlin. YouTube channel about my birds. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkWQBJkVbyJd3qDqQgtiamg

 

Romans 10:9: That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 

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My ducks! 

1 Buff, 2 Calls, and three Mallards! And 4 Call ducklings coming soon! RIP Merlin. YouTube channel about my birds. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkWQBJkVbyJd3qDqQgtiamg

 

Romans 10:9: That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 

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post #17270 of 19241
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Originally Posted by Spyderk117 View Post
 

Hi!

 

My Call Merlin is making weird breathing noises like is nose is stuffed. What should I do? 

Are his nares clogged?

Before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes... That way, if they get mad, you're a mile away. AND you have their shoes. 
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Before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes... That way, if they get mad, you're a mile away. AND you have their shoes. 
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