Winter Worries

Duckling543

Hatching
5 Years
Sep 23, 2014
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Hi! This is my first time raising ducklings and I am so excited to get them! I want to get them ASAP, but I'm not sure if I should get them this late in the fall. Would they be cold during the winter? They will be in their brooder until they are fully feathered, but I still don't want them to be to cold. The coldest it gets in Winter here is 36 degrees, and even still that is usually rare. I want to order them in November, but I don't know if I should! please help!
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Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. I would suggest posting this on our duck section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks and taking advantage of our duck experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your ducklings.
 

TwoCrows

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10 Years
Mar 21, 2011
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Hello there and welcome to BYC!
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I don't know much about ducks. Definitely post in our Ducks section to talk to those Duck experts. Michael has left you with the link.

Enjoy this new adventure and welcome to our flock!
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
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11 Years
Aug 26, 2009
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WOW, 36 degrees would be balmy for winter here (mid-west) I think ducks are made for the cold, we see them swimming through the worst of winter, when they can find some moving water. It happens!
 

Mountain Peeps

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6 Years
Apr 23, 2014
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Colorado
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Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help

Just make sure they have water that doesn't freeze, a draft free coop with proper ventilation, clean, dry bedding and foods that will help keep them warm.
 

sumi

Rest in Peace 1980-2020
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8 Years
Jun 28, 2011
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Welcome to BYC
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The members in the Ducks section will happily answer any questions you have. We have quite a few duck fanatics and experts here, you'll enjoy it down there
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On a side note, we have a contest running for our new members, if you're interested. More info and how to enter here:

https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/885886/welcome-to-byc-sign-up-and-win/0_30

Enjoy the site!
 

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