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Cold AND Rainy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by soccrkep1, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. soccrkep1

    soccrkep1 In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2014
    Ok, so it's been between 35-41 degrees the last 2 days AND drizzly. Meaning everything in my backyard is wet, except for inside the duck pen. Do I let them out, or are the conditions too bad. I know they can handle the temps, but what about the fact that nothing will be dry for them to walk on or lay on, plus they'll be drizzled on the whole time, all day? But I feel bad leaving them up.

  2. If they can go back into the warm, dry duck pen sometimes, they'll be fine. :) You're pretty safe.
  3. soccrkep1

    soccrkep1 In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2014
    I know that logically, they can, but they never do go back! Until dark, then sometimes they go back on their own, sometimes not.
  4. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Crowing

    May 19, 2014
    Georgetown, TX
    They will be fine and much happier being let out. My pekins would always rather be in the rain and mud playing than warm up. They are ducks and have a nice water proof jacket on at all times that is very warm ;)
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2015
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  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    Ducks think that weather is tops! especially Mallard derived breeds.
  6. patolocoeggs

    patolocoeggs In the Brooder

    Feb 22, 2013
    Lake Orion, MI
    My ducks live for rainy days!!! They just love playing in the water and mud puddles. Ducks would rather play in the rain than be dry :)

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