- Sep 17, 2013
Our Muscovy hen disappeared all day today, but finally showed up tonight, wet (it rained today) and preening. Since our other hen laid four eggs off in the bushes, I can only presume that the first hen is setting on eggs. Knowing that the daytime temps will be in the 40's and 50's Fahrenheit by the time the babies hatch, should I just leave her outdoors for the next month and try to find her nest so we can at least rescue the ducklings if/when they hatch? Or would it be better to find the nest and try to transfer her to a dog cage or something so she can have shelter and get her in the barn. I'm a newbie to Muscovies and rather clueless as to the best plan. At least it shouldn't snow before the ducklings are hatched. What about the four eggs the other hen has in the bushes?Thanks so much for your help. We live in north Idaho, USA. And one more thought...could I stick the eggs under a chicken who is broody?