It's getting towards winter, and I live in western NY, (it can get below -20* here during late winter months) and my mallard hen went missing, or so we thought. Our ducks are on a separate property with our other large animals including 6 other ducks, 2 goats, 2 pigs, and 4 horses. Finally we saw her one day while doing animal chores and followed her to some fencing with no gaps propped up against the barn wall exterior. We were really happy to see her especially since she is our only hen until we spotted her eggs.
Will they freeze? This is her second batch but the first she's ever sat on. Will she care for them? Please help! Any input is more than pleasing for my family and I.