getting cold outside

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by abhaya, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I have 8 runner ducks. they are in a fenced area in the yard have a small pool for water and 4x4 shelter it is wood frame hardware cloth sides bottom and top with tarp covers over that for shelter from wind rain ect. I am in tenn coldest it gets here is the teens at night and that is rare is this enough shelter for them? they have wood chip bedding to snuggle in and the pool is across the area so it stays pretty dry
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    It will partly depend on the ducks, and the weather.

    I found that of my eleven runners, four or five of them really struggled when it was below freezing, and perhaps two of them were thriving. I made a shelter for them where it does not get below 40F. But my original intent was to let them winter in the plywood double-walled, insulated house I had had built for them. I had deep bedding, adjustable venting, all that. But it was not enough for some of them.
     

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