We *still* have not built our coop. We've had our ducks for like three and a half months, and still have not built their coop. x.x In my defense, our main builder had shoulder surgery and can't really help us do much of anything, so the rest of us are kinda confused with how to begin. BUT, I have been drawing out plans for a coop. While I continue to do that and decide on a design that I feel will work for us, I need to know how cold is too cold for ducks? Right now, there's a trailer(my grandpa's motorcycle trailer) out there that they huddle under when they want to(which is usually only when it's hot, or when they're upset about something, or when they're spooked). They *love* the rain. With summer leaving us and fall finally here, it's been rainy and windy. The ducks don't seem bothered by either, even though the wind makes us humans pretty chilled. For now, the trailer is protected enough from the wind that they could go there and huddle up. We also have a bush that's growing near the corner of the house and the fence, and that area is very protected from the elements. So until we get their coop built, it's not like they're just open to wind and rain - unless they want to be. I live in northern Texas, so while we don't get Connecticut winters, it does sometimes dip below freezing and snow. Obviously I know that that's definitely too cold, so I want this coop built by December. But before that, I don't think our weather gets below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. It can be chilly and windy, but not freezing. Other than that, I'm thinking of different ways to heat the coop. Right now, I'm thinking about a simple heating lamp, but the coop I'm thinking about going with is a short coop(about three feet tall) so I don't want the ducks to burn themselves on it. A heating blanket would also get dirty quickly. Another problem is, I'd like to have a liftable top, so I'm not sure how well a heating lamp would work in that case. I'm thinking about also putting in windows that we can close and cover up if it gets too cold.