Silkie duck question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tonini3059, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    My husband and I are considering getting some silkie ducks in the spring. I know nothing about them really other than they are cute we have never had silkie ducks or chickens and wondered if they are different then their feathered cousins. Are they like normal ducks and are able to go in water in the winter? I was not sure because they do not have feathers to keep them warm like other ducks.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2008
  2. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2007
    I've never really done anything different with my ducks. I did have my littlest drake kind of chilled a couple nights ago.But it was -20 with wind chill making it close to -50. We put a tank heater in the pool and I hung 2-250 watt red heat lamps for them.
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:They tend to get cold easily...they cannot fly and they do not need a pool. Mine do fine with just enough water to dip their heads in.

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