moving ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TLWR, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    The logistics of moving them, I think we have covered.
    The question I could use some input on...

    I live in coastal AL. I am relocating to central NY. I grew up in upstate NY and have lived in Buffalo and the Syracuse areas as well.
    My ducklets are southern girls.
    I move in 3 weeks. Ducks aren't going with me then.

    I'm likely going to relocate them here until I've found a house up there. Otherwise my DH has to worry about them and he's got it for a week or so, but he'll be forgetting locking them up if it is much longer than that. But once a house is found, they will be making the trip.
    I hope to find a house by the end of the year.

    How do I transition my southern girls to lake effect snow central in the winter??
  2. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Songster

    Aug 31, 2009
    That's a tough one. If you are moving them while the weather is still nice, they would acclimate to the cold normally. But to take them from a fairly warm place to a very cold one is going to be tough. Is it possible that you can find a place where they can be in a warmer location (basement, heated garage) until spring when you can start them outside when the weather is not too drastic? If the profile pic is your ducks, runners are so slight that they don't have much fat on them, so less insulation. Or at the very least, they sell heated dog houses, maybe one of those in a protected area might work. Use a heated dog bowl for their water and a bird bath heater in their bathing bowl or pool.
    Hope some of this helps.
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Any other suggestions for how to transition the birds?
  4. FelicitysFarm

    FelicitysFarm In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2014
    Tucson, Az
    Just found out we may have to move in the next 6 months and I really want to keep the ducks. Any suggestions? We live in Az and my husband is military so its looking like maybe florida, ohio or virginia ?!?
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    How many ducks, what breed(s)?

    My first thought would be to rent or borrow something like a Transit Connect.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2015

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