Duck pool in sub-freezing temperatures

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AKnewbie, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. AKnewbie

    AKnewbie Chirping

    Jun 30, 2012
    Is it doing them more harm than good to be providing them with a wading pool in sub-freezing temperatures?
    I have 2 ducks and it's 15F right now. They have a 5 gallon rubber container that I am planning on using as a wading pool for them so they can get their pool fix.Obviously it gets taken out sometime during the day and will be refilled again the next day.
    I am concerned about them getting wet in those temperatures though. Will I be doing them more harm than good by allowing them to swim in it at least in the morning?
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    we arent in a cold climate but from reading those that are many give a small pan of warm water every few days to bath during coldest days. Otherwise a bucket is used for drinking water.

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