-40 weather and call ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by yoker, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can call ducks live in -40 weather if they have 4 walls and a roof.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine survive below zero temps......although not that far below zero. I would think as long as they have shelter you can pen them in they'd do ok. Mine very rarely use their shelter. If I know it's going below zero...especially with wind chill or heavy snow I herd them into their house and shut them in. They'd rather be outside no matter what it seems.
     
  3. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think so, but I don't know much about ducks.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    That is way to cold for them to be in, without a heat lamp. They will need a heat lamp.
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine still go outside at -20 to -30... I don't use a heat lamp, just give them straw to cuddle in an have the door on the down wind side of the building. (And the -30 was with windchill in the -50 to -60 range). They do fine in North Dakota with no heat.
     
  6. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys
    I could lock them up and put straw bales all around inside.
    would that work?
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I would make a little house by taking 4 or more bales of straw. Put the bales in a square, touching eachother, then move one bale, and make an enterance. Then take a piece of plywood and put that over the top. I would also fill up the inside with lots and lots of hay and straw.

    Also, feeding them cracked corn in the winter helps them build up some fat for the cold temps.
     
  8. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I will try that .
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Just keep an eye on them. if they look cold, use a low wattage heat lamp.
     

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