Can my baby stay outside?

Amorgan8688

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Apr 18, 2018
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hello!!!! I have an 8 month old Rouen drake. He has been an inside duck since birth. He gets outdoor/pool time on nice days. He is VERY domestic and VERY spoiled (being the only child) can I put him outside with the temps getting cold? He would have a pen w/ the capability of going in and out of a little house with bedding. Would he freeze? I am in Oklahoma btw. Would he die with not being used to the freezing temps? I can bring him in if necessary (I have a 30 gal tote w/ bedding he sleeps in now) please help me!!! I want my kitchen back!!! Oh....he stays in the kitchen now with toys, food, his baby (a rubber ducky) and food. Like I said...he is very spoiled!!
 

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Franklin81

In the Brooder
Nov 25, 2018
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we have 7 ducks (4 buffs, 3 cayugas) and all are good outside, were actually swimming in their pond during the 23 degree temps we had here in north texas 2 weeks ago. cold weather doesn't seem to bother ducks, ours prefer the cold to the shelter and heat lamp they have.
 

Amorgan8688

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Apr 18, 2018
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Awesome!!!! Thank you
Guys so much!!! Just wasn’t sure if he’d freeze since he’s use to the AC and the heat in the house ‍♀️ I’ll make sure he stays nice and warm!!! I use the pine shavings for his bedding now...what else will help and how often do I need to change his bed when he becomes an outdoor duck?
 

Franklin81

In the Brooder
Nov 25, 2018
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change it as often as you think it needs to be changed, though he'll likely move away from his bedding, especially if he has a pool or pond, youll be amazed at how often they'll sleep on the water.
 

Amorgan8688

Songster
Apr 18, 2018
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oh yes!!! He has slept in his
Pool many of times. I plan on locking him in his little
House at night tho in case of cats....no other threats around the neighborhood for ol Duckie. Would that be ok?
 

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