Wintering Call Ducks

DuckCommander

Chirping
7 Years
Oct 24, 2012
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Alberta
Is there anything I should know about wintering call ducks? Last year I had two call duck crosses and a pekin, I left them out in the pond until a layer of ice came. Then I put them in the chicken coop for the winter, where they did quite well.

I have plugged a heat lamp into their summer duck house (which they dont seem to use!) But its only been two days and I keep moving their food farther and farther into the pen where the lamp is. Maybe they will figure it out!

This year I have 7 purebred grey call ducks and want to make sure that if I do the same this year that they will be ok. Is it ok to leave them out until the pond ices up?

I am in Northern Alberta Canada
 
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