Do ducks need direct sunlight.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rossy202, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Rossy202

    Rossy202 In the Brooder

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    I have but 90 percent block out shade cloth around coop. Will this stop them from laying
     
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Sr Chicken Wrangler

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    We can hope....:fl







    Most birds need light to lay.. I am unsure if dux do or not...do you want them to lay?
     
  3. Texag87

    Texag87 Songster

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    May I ask why you do not want them to lay eggs ?
     
  4. Keeperofmunchkins

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    I read this as OP is using the shade cloth anyway and hopes this DOESNT stop the ducks laying.

    Anyway I don't know about ducks but chickens only need light to lay, not sunlight. Artificial light is fine (as they use in large scale egg farming with caged birds) , although they might need extra vitamin D in their diet.
     
  5. Texag87

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    Maybe I misunderstood op. Our ducks get an extra hour or two of light from motion detector solar powered lights.
     
  6. Rossy202

    Rossy202 In the Brooder

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    It not dark it just keeps sun off. I like duck eggs . Good for cakes.
     
  7. PaulX

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    They need sunlight otherwise they won't be able to photosynthesize and will die. :plbb
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia ~Delight yourself in the Lord~

    For @duluthralphie sunlight is what makes them multiply. So bring on the sunlight!!
     
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  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Sr Chicken Wrangler

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    DUX contain chloroform and can photosynthesize? I knew it they are mutants and must be destroyed!
     
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  10. duluthralphie

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    See above response!!!:plbb:plbb:plbb:plbb:plbb:plbb:plbb:plbb
     
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