Could use some advice for getting through chilly winters

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Billiegoat6114, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. Billiegoat6114

    Billiegoat6114 Just Hatched

    Hi folks! I'm fairly new to raising poultry and brand new to raising ducks. I live in beautiful northern Vermont which tends to be quite chilly in the winter. I was wondering if anyone knew of what the best ways to keep ducks warm throughout those cold nights would be?
    Thank you so much!
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    A dry, well ventilated shelter is the best protection against cold temps.
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  3. Billiegoat6114

    Billiegoat6114 Just Hatched

    Thank you!!
  4. Vyctoria

    Vyctoria Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2016
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Ducks are surprisingly hardy in cold weather, something I learned the hard way by trying to overcompensate. As already well stated, a dry coop is your best bet. They do enjoy straw to bed down in as well.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2017
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  5. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2017
    Hudson Valley NY
    I do the deep litter method in the winter with straw I live in the Hudson valley in ny and it gets cold here in the winter as well. If they get cold they will huddle together in the straw which you want to make sure you keep everything dry as previously stated
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  6. Billiegoat6114

    Billiegoat6114 Just Hatched

    Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the advice :)

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