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My ducks won't come in for the night?'

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by amandawelsh, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. amandawelsh

    amandawelsh Hatching

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    I live in NH with two welsh harlequin ducks. In the winter, I keep them in a cage with a heat lamp, and the cage is covered by towels. During the day, I put them outside in my backyard. When they're ready to come in, they wait by the door on the back deck. They usually are on the deck by 5:30, but tonight it's 9:00 and they're still hiding under the deck where I can't reach them. If god forbid they don't come in at all, will they survive the night in the cold and in danger of predators? Please help, I'm scared for them :( :(
     

  2. amandawelsh

    amandawelsh Hatching

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    Good news! They made their way up to the deck! Could there be any reason as to why?
     

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