Is my coop too cold?

Haydog03

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It’s around 20 here, and our ducks are fine. They need a place to escape the wind, and hunker down. I use pine shaving as a insulator. Some use hay, etc. Ducks catch frostbite on their legs, but usually when laying down they’ll tuck their feet under them to warm them up, are your ducks doing that? Again, though, ducks are known to be perfectly fine in 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
 

BantyChooks

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I'm noticing frozen duck nuggets in my coop during this cold weather. Does this mean I'm letting the coop get too cold? I'm concerned about controlling frostbite conditions.
Nope, don't worry about heating. My ducks went through two weeks where the highs didn't scrape zero F last winter with no heating and they did just dandy. They even were outside for most of the days. No frostbite at all.
 

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