Runner duck envirnmown

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MotherToMoose, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. MotherToMoose

    MotherToMoose Chirping

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    Can runner ducks live outside year round in Illinois?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Wrangler

    Yes as long as they have secure housing where they will be safe from predators and the weather.
     
  3. MotherToMoose

    MotherToMoose Chirping

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    When you say weather do you mean like they’d need a heat lamp or just like an enclosed room like a hen house they can go into if they want?
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Wrangler

    Shouldn’t need a heat lamp but they will need a house that has good ventilation the ammonia from their dropping can cause respiratory problems. They’ll need protection from drafts also. They will need protection from predators at night an a safe run if your property isn’t fenced.
     
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