I read a lot about beating the cold, but not much about extreme heat. I've been wanting to get Muscovy ducks, and sometimes hatch out chicks, but I'm worried that we're too close to the hot season (temperatures over 100 from about May-Sept). On one hand, it doesn't seem like a good idea to put babies barely out of the brooder into that kind of heat. On the other, I have seen a couple different free range flocks in the area where the hens were naturally hatching their own babies and seemed to be doing well even at almost 120 degrees. I'm assuming that their free-ranging had something to do with it. I just lost a batch of duck eggs and want to try again, but I'm thinking it would be wise to wait until the weather becomes sane (so that I don't lose any in transport, for one thing). Still, I would love to hear anyone's experiences and tips in this area.