Requirements for hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by schatze, May 5, 2016.

  1. schatze

    schatze Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    My snowy mallards make an effort to hide their eggs, and I don't always find them until sometimes weeks later. We let the planted wildflowers grow all spring into the fall, so finding their buried eggs in nearly two acres of wildflowers is a daily challenge.

    This will be their first fertile summer, and I live in Texas in a particularly humid area. It's pretty standard for temperatures to be 97-104 from June-August. Should I worry about this? Since the temperature will be right, will the eggs mature without being turned?

    I know in the past my broody hens would leave their clutches for longer periods than other times of the year, I'm assuming, because the outside temperature was ideal.

    Should the consistently hot temperatures and missing eggs be a concern?

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