Freezing Ponds

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by seaneduck, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. seaneduck

    seaneduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you think the ducks are smart enough to not sleep in their pool when it's cold enough to freeze? Will they get frozen in?
     
  2. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to know this too. We have a small pond that I want to put ducks on at some point.
     
  3. DuckMamaorBust

    DuckMamaorBust Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome question! Wouldn't their body heat keep the water immediately around them open?
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Is it a swimming/kiddie pool or an actual pond? Unless the temps drop very quickly, the ducks being in it should keep it from freezing. My ducks are on a pond, and they are always on the water when it is very cold. They kept it from freezing over completely last winter, which made the horses (and my dad [​IMG]) very happy [​IMG]
     

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