Ill be starting to collect eggs on the 24th of february this year but as you know (and as the jokes always say) it's darn cold in Canada! Its been extremely warm this winter, almost like spring time when it should be blowing and storming. Still I'm worried that the duck eggs will freeze before I can get to them. How would I stop this? Should I design some kind of nest box where the duck lays them and the fall thru a grate to a little warm place to stop the ducks from squishing them but keeping them safe when I lock my ducks in there dog house for night thus keeping the eggs warm too? Any ideas suggestions? Background info: I'll be keeping the runners in the warmer shed because they tend to just drop there eggs anywhere so those won't freeze in the shed. The pekins will be in the larger side of the duck kennels which is basically a chain link run with a dog house. I usually just lock them up in the chain link run at night but when there laying eggs I'm thinking of locking them in the dog house. Same goes with the Rouens just on the other side. I'm worried about crushing the eggs too if I lock them up. They'll be kinda cramped in there, maybe I should not lock the male up with them, Just the girls? The reason I wanna lock them up in the dog house is because they tend to drop there eggs wherever there's straw.