Had something interesting happen today...I was one of those folks who had a limping duck the other day, when we were all talking lame ducks... Today I went to let the ducks out of the barn very briefly while I forked out the stall and changed the water that was frozen, and got quite a shocker...the ducks all stepped out of the barn and just went "ploomp"...they all collapsed! One made it as far as the tiny pool which had warm water in it, but when he got out he did the same! I managed to get them all back into the barn, one duck seemed to have one leg locked up in his feathers while he staggered along with the other foot...once back in the barn, everyone was fine (where we have a warmer floor than the 5 degree temp outside in the snow.) This isn't a heated barn, but it is warmer inside because it is out of the wind. They're all fine now...anyone else experience this seeming "shock mechanism" they seem to have in the cold? I knew they tucked their legs up to stay warm but I never thought I'd see the group drop like a bunch of dominoes! So I am thinking my "lame" duck the other day was just a first-responder, because he has not had a problem since then. Incidentally, all four horses came into the barn completely snow-blind too. Never had it happen before where my alpha filly couldn't find her stall. This has been a day full of surprises!