So I know you are probably already laughing about actually trying to plan a vacation around when my muscovies will be laying and or brooding, but I wondered if you could just slow down to a low chuckle long enough to help me out. I have Muscovies that were hatched out June 1, 2010 which will put them at 7 months on January 1, 2011. The breeder thought that they would begin to lay in January...but it is really cold up here at that time of year. In states like Idaho, Wisconsin and Minnesota, do Muscovies really start laying at that time of the year? Or is that just for warmer climates? In colder climates, don't the eggs freeze before they collect enough to brood? I have no idea what to do about brooding and trying to plan when to get away for a bit. I have good neighbors who would feed and water the animals, but what to do about these silly ducks? I guess I don't even know what I don't know. Anyone want to take a stab at my quandry?