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Ducks laying in the winter?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CJMiller, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. CJMiller

    CJMiller New Egg

    Dec 3, 2012
    Hello, my mallard hen layed a nest of 13 eggs in the backyard. It is now December 3rd. Will she be able to hatch them? Will it be too cold, I live in Oregon. Will she not be able to keep them warm? And also, if I want her to sit on them I need to keep her out of her pen all night and day. Is this to dangerous? What should I do. Should I let her try and sit on them?
  2. me and my pal

    me and my pal Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 12, 2013
  3. me and my pal

    me and my pal Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 12, 2013
    i messed up
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    How so?
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  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    I admit a winter is hatch is not something i have attempted nor wanted too. I am sure others have done it, i know here(on the forum) someone had a hatching of Muscovy just towards the last of 2012.

    The key would be warmth... you'd likely need a heat lamp and good shelter would also be extremely important. Again, i personally would wait till warmer times but really that is a personal thing, i would just be prepared for the possibility of a poorer hatch rate. GL!

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