(Weird) Winter Moments 2019

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WannaBeHillBilly, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Enabler

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    Hi Friends,

    i was planning to create this thread at the beginning of last week, but life threw some curveballs at me and i just didn't had the serenity, but better late than never; here we go:
    We had our first real cold snap on Tuesday night here in West Virginia, had the first snow on the ground in the morning and that was a new experience for most of my ducks. The Spring Ducklings very likely were too young to remember the winter-weather they experienced this spring and for the unplanned Summer Ducklings it was definitely a new experience.
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    It was also a new experience for the Duckies humon servants, we went from 19°(67F ) on Monday afternoon down to -10°(19F) on Wednesday morning, almost skipping autumn entirely, offering weird opportunities, like a creative new method for storing kitchen towels:
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    The Duckies left their footprints in the snow:
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    They got confused about their feet feeling cold, but insisted in eating their cat-food breakfast out of my hands:

    (I hate when the door to the duck-house freezes shut!!!)
    If you have pictures and videos of your duck's winter and snow experiences, please share!
     
  2. FortCluck

    FortCluck Free Ranging

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    It was cold the day I took this pic, but we rarely have snow that stays in VA. They were watching me put up fencing on the bottom of the chain link kennel so the chicks can't get through. One is named Pickles and likes to quack so loud, I think she's louder than the BJG roosters.

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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Mary Did You Know....

    I don't have pictures because I was too busy with the hammer trying to get latches unfrozen. But love ya'lls pics. My Runners and Buffs and geese [Muscovy are way to sophisticated] walked around all day eating the snow off of things. Scovy's just laid around on their feet and legs. Chickens huddled under the wood shed once they came outside. Way too early for below zero temps.
    Hey @WannaBeHillBilly I like the way you store your kitchen towels that's really cool.
     
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  4. Runner duck mom

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    We don't get much snow here in GA. But had a bit a few years ago and the ducks loved playing in it.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Mary Did You Know....

    This was last years winter. IMG_1678.JPG IMG_1679 (2).JPG IMG_1680.JPG
     
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  6. Runner duck mom

    Runner duck mom Songster

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    Always a good day for swimming :)
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Mary Did You Know....

    What a cute picture. Where did you get that nice pool? @Runner duck mom duck
    I got one too she just didn't get to swim
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  8. thumper650

    thumper650 Crowing

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    @Miss Lydia i love your decorations, your setup looks so cute! I’ve gotta work on that.
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    We got clobbered with snow last March, lost power for 4 days. It was horrible! The ducks fared better than anyone. We have a generator and a hookup for the entire house now.
     
  9. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    Loved the pics and videos guys! Sadly here in west Alabama I haven’t gotten ANY snow for the past 3 years I’ve been here.
    But it’s cold outside and my ducks are happily swimming in the 10 degrees pond outside. :D
     
  10. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    Ahh! That looks really cold!
     

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