Summer Heat: When should I be worried?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Sundevill11, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. Sundevill11

    Sundevill11 Songster

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    It's currently 102 degrees with 32% humidity in my region. The forecast for tomorrow is 105 degrees. At what temperature should I be worried that my ducks could be at risk for heat-related injuries? The list below highlights precautions that have been taken.

    -Coop is well shaded.
    -Pool/Tub is emptied 3-4 times in a day so they have cold well water.
    -Separate waterer has electrolytes added.
    -Both coops have fans in them for air movement.
    -Misters are set up but the humidity is too high for them to be effective, used on hot/dry days.
    -Ice is added to waterer every few hours.

    Any other suggestions would be appreciated. I hate watching ducks pant.
     
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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Actually a bag of ice in the pool keeps it nice and cool..Ducks can handle cold better than heat...
     
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  3. toomuch

    toomuch Chirping

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    My flock survived three days above 115 degrees they should be fine with what your giving them.
     
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  4. Sundevill11

    Sundevill11 Songster

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    Roger that. We're experiencing temps here in Oklahoma that haven't been seen in over 5 years. (Our oldest duck is just over 4 years old so we're sailing into uncharted territory). Person-wise this temp is nothing, I'm from AZ.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia You Need Ducks!

    Your doing all you can and as long as they have shade and fresh water for drinking and bathing they should come through. Maybe move their pool into the shade if it isn't already.
     
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  6. Sundevill11

    Sundevill11 Songster

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    The pool gets shade throughout most of the day. Its only now at this current time when the western sun really hits it. coop.jpg
     
  7. Top Rooster

    Top Rooster Songster

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    Well we’re in the same state so I’m having to deal with the same heat as you, what I’ve done so far is put ice in they’re water and wet they’re ground, they like to lay in the wet dirt.
     
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  8. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    It gets really hot in summer here and also our Christmas is in summer. The movies with Christmas having snow made no sense. Also my ducks go fine is summer, they spend most of the day in the shade and drinking water, I usually get the hose out and spray them to cool them down.
     
  9. Lil Drake40

    Lil Drake40 Crowing

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    I love your pool set up.
     
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  10. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Mother Duck to Jabby, Gabby, Abby and Dabby

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    Is this a duck house or a spa? :cool: Nice set up!
     
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