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help!! muscovy laid eggs

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I live in New York, 2 hours south of buffalo. We get harsh winters and I have a mating pair of muscovys together. While preparing to clean out their coop I noticed four eggs. Its late in the season. Winter will be here soon and these babies are going to be freshly hatched. What's the best suggestion?
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I live in New York, 2 hours south of buffalo. We get harsh winters and I have a mating pair of Muscovy's together. While preparing to clean out their coop I noticed four eggs. Its late in the season. Winter will be here soon and these babies are going to be freshly hatched. What's the best suggestion?

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Has she started sitting on the yet? If not (you can candle them to find out) than I would pull the eggs and have them for breakfast. If she has already started incubating them, than I would leave her. As soon as the babies hatch, you could either pull the babies and brood them in doors, or leave them with mama. She should be fine with them as long as it doesn't get super cold (teens or below). If it does get that cold you may want to bring mama and babies into a heated area (say a garage). Hope this helps!

~ Celia, a third generation Homesteader raising Chickens, Turkeys, and Ducks on an Off grid Homestead in rural Tennessee.

 

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~ Celia, a third generation Homesteader raising Chickens, Turkeys, and Ducks on an Off grid Homestead in rural Tennessee.

 

Never give up. While we still live there is hope. With God all things are possible.

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Thank you. Yes it did! That was my initial thought. To pull them and her to a warm place.
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