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my ducks are out in the POURING rain, will they be ok?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducklover1243, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. ducklover1243

    ducklover1243 Out Of The Brooder

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    their coop is right next to them, and they aren't going in, but i cant go put them in because it is POURING . they are just standing outside of it in their run, getting soaked. they are not even goin inderneath the sheltered tarp part! will they be ok?
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Trust me, they're loving the rain! Mine always stay out in the rain.
    No worries, they're fine. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, mine love a good rain storm.. they only go a bit freaky when it's thundering and such [​IMG]
     
  4. ducklover1243

    ducklover1243 Out Of The Brooder

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    oh but it is thundering:/
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I still wouldn't worry, if they have access to shelter and usually do use it they'll sort it out..
     
  6. ducklover1243

    ducklover1243 Out Of The Brooder

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    k thanks everyone [​IMG] i guess im just a worried moma duck;)[​IMG]
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I don't think thunder has ever killed anything??? Lightning, however--[​IMG]. Ducklings in the pouring rain can have a problem if they become soaked and consequently chilled. Adults in the rain, well I'm sure you have heard the phrase, "Like water off a duck's back."
     
  8. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have six ducks. With the first four I worried about rain. We have had a lousy, wet summer in the Pacific Northwest. My quip now is, "the only ones happy with this weather are my ducks." They have loved this summer.....because it has poured down rain more than not. With my second group, I have let them do as they please, they just love that rain. Even let them out much earlier than did the prior group. (I tended to put them in the duck house when it rained, silly me.) Once they show signs of having water proof feathers, the water is their favorite activity - next to mud. We learn as we go along....ducks are happy, so let them be.

    Lightening would cause a bit of concern though.

    We just introduced the two new ducklings to the flock in the last week. Last night 5 ducks were outside in the pen, and one new duck disappeared inside the house. Scared the heck out of me. Was convinced the "old" ducks must have attacked her (even though the pushing and shoving stage seems to have passed). Took a hasty trip to the duck house. Only to find the 6th duck sitting just inside the duck house door watching the rest of the group, happy as a clam. (Husband told me he hopes I quit worrying about them so much soon, because they are just farm animals... Apparently, he's not as attached to the ducks as much as our dachshunds!)
     
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  9. JenniferK

    JenniferK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks love the rain. The ONE time I ever saw them go into their house voluntarily was when it started to thunder and hail, and I watched them all run across the yard and into their little house, where I could see them watching out the windows until it stopped.
     
  10. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Duuuuuh !!!! ducks love the water in any form....................
     

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