Ducks laying in the winter?

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

  1. CJMiller

    CJMiller New Egg

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    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

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  3. me and my pal

    me and my pal Out Of The Brooder

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    i messed up
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    How so?
     
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  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    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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