I have three muscovies sitting on a bunch of eggs sister-wife style. I posted yesterday that I accidentally disturbed the nest last night and ended up with a duckling that hatched and I put him in a brooder but he died :(
The ducks are in a dog house with a hinged door that I shut every night. When I came out this morning to open the door, another ducking had hatched but it looked like the egg had been pushed way up against the door (about 2-3 feet away from the ducks). It had hatched but the baby was cold and had died.
Tonight, after work, I checked on them and there is at least one baby under one of the ducks that obviously hatched successfully but there were TWO MORE eggs at the door of the dog house, pushed out of the nest. The babies inside were cold and barely alive. I popped them under the birds just in case they can make it somehow.
Why would a duck do this? What's happening here and is there a way I can make the rest of the hatch more successful?