I am in need of some advice and wisdom! My pekin duck has been sitting on eggs since just before Christmas (weird time of year, I know, but we let her and didn't collect her eggs because it kept her inside from the cold weather - which made me worry less because she has a hard time drying off from damaged feathers) So now is about the time we should be expecting babies. Or we thought next week at least. I came home from work today and I am sure that I hear peeping coming from underneath her!! She is sitting on them so I can't tell if they are hatched. Do they peep before coming out of the eggs?? We live in British Columbia. In the lower mainland area so our weather isn't especially warm. Will the babies be ok if we keep them outside and let the mom take care of them? She has a small home. It's not insulated very well but it's full of burlap bags and it has a heat lamp so I don't think it's too cold. The water hasn't frozen in there even when temperatures have been minus ten Celsius. Any advice. Please!!