Is my Whole nest ruined???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MakNat, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We built our Muscovey hens a nesting box, they love it. There is about 17 eggs in it now. None of them have started sitting yet. The last couple of nights have been around freezing. Should I worry or will Mother Nature take care of them???
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Are you sure they aren't setting on them at night? I know my chicken hens do that sometimes when it gets really cold out.

    ETA: If the eggs don't actually freeze, they should be okay. It might bring the hatch percent down some, but I would think they would be okay.
     
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  3. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes at night only which is why I am confused,?? I thought once they started sitting, they are comitted for good??
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I haven't had broody ducks yet, but I do know that when my chicken hens are getting ready to go broody, they will set the eggs at night when it is getting really chilly out. I guess it's to keep them from freezing. I wouldn't worry about it, they will probably go broody soon. [​IMG]
     

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