ok, my ducks are southern girls.... I have no idea what our house/property is going to be when we relocate to NY. I should know soon once I start house hunting after I arrive in 10 days. But the winter lows are going to be about 20+ degrees colder and winter highs will be around 30 degrees cooler. I'm sure I'll have more issues than they will. I left that weather behind, we thought for good! Lake effect snow region. I know the ducks come with built in down coats so winter shouldn't be an issue and I'll need to get something so their water dish doesn't freeze. Beyond that... what are we getting into? As much as I'd like to do what we had done here - fence the yard and let them have run of it, if we have a sizable property, they will be likely getting a very large pen (100x100 or larger in theory), but again, I won't know until I find our house. I will build them a pen regardless of their ability to use the yard. How tall does it need to be to prevent foxes from jumping in? If you electrify your fence, how does that work in the winter with snow covering wires? Winter housing... when I build their house, what do I need to consider. Part of me is really liking the lifetime sheds - doing a smaller one of those (8x5 or 7x4.5 sized). What are my options for cleaning. Right now, I hose out their house daily. In the winter, when it drops to freezing and the hose doesn't work right away in the morning, they get hosed out in the afternoon or they go a few days without being hosed out. Does this leave me with deep liter only or are there other options for winter cleaning/bedding? They have a bin with bedding, otherwise they just sleep on the floor of their hut. I don't think that will work if I can't hose it out often. what else do I need to know about snow weather ducks?