Ways to Tell if Your Duck Is Cold

(And What to Do About It)


While ducks are cold hardy, they are not completely immune to the effects of severe cold. Sometimes it gets too cold for them, and when it does, they may show some signs.

When your ducks show signs that they are cold, you have to make provisions to keep them warm immediately.  Here are the ways to tell if your duck is cold.

Ducks can suffer from frostbite if left in extreme cold for a long time. When this happens, you’ll notice black areas on their legs or feet.

Black Areas on Their Feet

Having wet feathers is usually a sign of excessive preening or an issue with the preen gland.

Wet Feathers

If your duck is motionless in the snow or extreme cold, you should suspect that it may be hypothermic.