Caring for Pekin Ducks in Cold Climates

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckieinalaska, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Onewiththeducks

    Onewiththeducks Chirping

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    My Pekins finally got the point of their nesting boxes. They just started laying in them a couple weeks ago, and we made the boxes months ago.
     
  2. Lupa Duende

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    I have a male and female muscovy and a male pekin, all are rescues id that affects their behaviour...., but now that they are mature should the female not be laying eggs?
     
  3. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Songster

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    I do not know about Muscovy, but my Pekins are laying. Sort of sporadically tho, not everyday like summer.
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

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    Ducks are seasonal layers, it's truly not unusual for them to not lay in winter. None of mine are right now and i am fine with that it will return when the warmer season returns.
     
  5. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Songster

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    Yes I agree, a little rest for the Ladies is okay with me.
     
  6. hillfloweranch

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    my pekin ducks last summer...I got them from a friend in May and so far they so much fun to watch and I lucked out because I have a hen and a drake...eggs are wonderful..it's currently 20deg F but they seem to handle ok...The dog house and the smaller portable dog house with a corner tarped off seem to provide enough shelter they are handling the cold very well.
     
  7. CountryGirl1984

    CountryGirl1984 In the Brooder

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    I bought a de-icer that I can put in the little kiddie pool that only turns on if its under a certain degree. I also bought a heat lamp and they just go in at night. They sleep on horse shavings. Never had a problem..they like the snow. I live is Northern Illinois.
     
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