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My snowy mallards make an effort to hide their eggs, and I don't always find them until sometimes weeks later. We let the planted wildflowers grow all spring into the fall, so finding their buried eggs in nearly two acres of wildflowers is a daily challenge.

This will be their first fertile summer, and I live in Texas in a particularly humid area. It's pretty standard for temperatures to be 97-104 from June-August. Should I worry about this? Since the temperature will be right, will the eggs mature without being turned?

I know in the past my broody hens would leave their clutches for longer periods than other times of the year, I'm assuming, because the outside temperature was ideal.

Should the consistently hot temperatures and missing eggs be a concern?