With all the crazy weather we're having, one of my muscovy ducks (I have a male and three females) started laying eggs, even though they only get a maximum of 6 hours of light a day when I let them out of the coop at around 9 in the morning and get them back around 4 in the afternoon when the sun sets.
So far I've gotten one a day this week. I am giving the first half dozen to my parents tomorrow but then a crazy thought struck me--can I incubate these? Provided I get to them before the really cold weather (since none of the ducks are broody) sets in--it's supposed to hit 70 Christmas Day here in NY.
Can I buy an incubator and set these? Would they be fertile? I haven't seen my male put any moves on any of the girls (but he did mount a bantam hen in a dominance display because she plucked at him around the food station) so I don't even know if they'd hatch.