Are your ducks enjoying the first snow?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pishposh, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. pishposh

    pishposh Out Of The Brooder

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    mine sure are!
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    share your snowy photos!
     
  2. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks are loving it. They are mostly staying out of it the last couple days because it is soooo cold. A couple weeks ago though, they were right in it all the time. We have our new bantam ducks in a huge covered run. There is only like a two foot strip that has snow in it and guess where I have caught them sleeping several times? every one of them squeezed on top of the little spot of snow! [​IMG]
     
  3. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Mine are absolutely loving it!!! We got up to a couple inches of snow today and both my ducks and geese are loving every minute of it.

    Laurie
     
  4. LAMchop

    LAMchop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chickens wouldn't set foot in the snow, but the ducks quickly turned it to muddy slush. Gotta love 'em!

    Little Molly... she thought the snow was sooooo yummy!
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  5. pishposh

    pishposh Out Of The Brooder

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    Our chickens were not interested in the snow either. The ducks made a huge muddy mess though!
     
  6. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we don't have alot of snow...just a dusting but I feel bad. My scovies keep holding up there feet like they are cold in the snow. they have a shelter and straw and all...is there anything else I need to worry about this winter for them? I am new to ducks....looking to you guys for advice. lol
     
  7. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just got through the leaves, but snow is coming any day, can't wait!
     
  8. LAMchop

    LAMchop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    allanimals21- This is my first winter with ducks, and I'm no expert, but from what I've read ducks are pretty hardy and can tolerate the cold. Sounds like you have a nice warm place for them to stay and I'm sure they will use it if they feel the need to.
    I think my biggest concern this winter will be making sure they have enough clean, unfrozen water... I was going to use a heated dog bowl, but I'm afraid it would become a duck spa!
     
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  9. WMDAVIS99

    WMDAVIS99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine loved it yesterday.

    They swam in the pond most of the morning. Around 3 PM I went outside to check on them, they were not around, I then checked their night pen, and they had crawled into their Duck House, so I called it a day early and locked them in.
     
  10. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:I wouldn't worry about it but have you tried a roosting bar for your Muscovies? they are perching ducks in the wild. We used a old chicken coop for ours and found many would roost in cold weather, settle right down on the bar so their feathers covered their feet. Other wise make sure that the straw is dry and deep enough so they can dig themselves a nice snug nest. Muscoveys were tropical ducks originally and are not as well equiped for cold weather as the other domestic ducks.
     

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