if you don't want to read the story, skip down: its kind of bittersweet. this morning, i woke up to find my drake had been killed by some kind of wild animal (no way it could have been a cat). but we were wondering why we couldn't hear my duck quacking (she's usually really loud when something is wrong). so throughout the day, i've been giving her extra special attention since her mate was killed last night i went out there about an hour ago and she was nowhere to be found. looking all over the neighborhood, nothing. i went in the backyard again and started checking bushes. i found her sitting in a nest she had made! she got up and underneath her was fourteen eggs! i'd like her to be able to hatch these eggs, because i really think she deserves the family, especially right now. so my question is, with it being so cold at night, should i be worried that these eggs won't hatch? she seems to be sitting on them quite well. it looks like when he was alive he was probably even sitting on them too. how can i assure that they hatch? we made a coop for her, but obviously she took a better liking to the bush. please any sort of input helps. thank you.