duck eggs in the cold
We got pet ducks for our kids this year. We only have two but it turns out that one is male and one is female. At first she was laying eggs all over the yard (we're not close to a main road and they aren't fenced in) and I picked them up and put them in the bedding in thier house (that they hardly ever go into anymore) hoping she would get the idea but she wouldn't sit on them. I thought that she stopped laying them but the kids discovered that she had made a nice nest beside (against) the house and under a low, dense bush. It's pretty sheltered from the wind but last night the temperature dropped below 0. The kids say that she has 18 eggs in it and I'll have to take thier word for it because she has it covered with a good layer of feathers and leaves and she has been sitting on it. I am afraid to move them to their house because she gets so upset when we get near her nest. Do you think they'll be alright out there? The weather is suppose to warm up a bit and the highs next week should be in the 50s but it is so cold right now. What (if anything) should I do?