Hi, I am a relatively new duck owner. I have two pairs: Indian Runners and Khaki Cambells. Anyway, this is their first winter (all about 9 months old) and its got really cold this past week or two. However, we are now experiencing terrible freezing temperatures. Was minus 8 last night (south est UK). Having problems keeping their water defrosted but they never go without and thats another story! The ducks live in our back yard (actually, we have given our patio over to them!! - They have the odd wander down the lush green garden, when I am around to supervise but they seem generally happy and have plenty of room. They come out of their duck houses every day for exercise etc and are shut away at night, in their bed areas. They have beds of straw and hay and their beds are off the floor. They are still drinking and eating ok, but this evening I noticed one of the drakes laying down a lot and one of the females doing the same. I have been told it might be because they are trying to conserve heat. So I got thinking.....are they ok overnight as it gets so bitterly cold? I have put a blanket over each bed area but we have no other way of heating their beds. Will they be ok? Cheers.