Nervous Duck Mom

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Julie2929, May 29, 2017.

  1. Julie2929

    Julie2929 In the Brooder

    May 22, 2017
    so tonight is the first night I am leaving my 4 ducklings outside in their house overnight. They are about 3 1/2 weeks old. Temps show low of 56 tonight. Their house is up against ours on two sides, so sheltered well. I've been putting them in a tote in our basement at night with no heat lamp. It's almost time for me to go to bed and I'm second guessing my decision and I'm afraid they will be cold and/or scared. As a new duck mom, I'm so over protective and worried. Guess I'm just venting here and hoping to hear wise words one way or the other.
  2. Tenrec

    Tenrec Chirping

    Apr 9, 2017
    Oh no! I know that feeling, it's absolutely awful. The ambient temperature in their house is hopefully warmer than that.

    Let us know how they are.
  3. Julie2929

    Julie2929 In the Brooder

    May 22, 2017
    They seemed just fine this morning. And they weren't all huddled up like they were cold. They seemed content vs antsy and vocal like they were in the mornings they were in the tote. I feel like they looked at me like, "Mooooom, we're fine!"
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  4. lomine

    lomine Crowing

    Aug 7, 2015
    Peyton, CO
    Sometimes things work out and sometimes they don't. Sounds like you made the right decision. We never really know until we try. But that goes for pretty much anything. :D

    I am the opposite when it comes to putting my chicks and ducklings outside. I can't wait to get those messy/stinky things out of my house. :lau

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