Today I found 4 baby ducklings in a parking lot at a grocery store one of them was lifeless near the curb and was possibly hit by a car no mama duck around I was able to grab the three remaining ducklings and bring them home. They look to be about 2-3 days old. I gave them about half a ml of sugar water each and offered them mushy chicken crumble. They took to the water but were not interested in the crumble. I don't have a heat lamp so I decided to sneak them under my SUPER broody silkie hen.
I fear she will be very upset and hurt the lil guys because of my cluelessness:
It was broad day light when I removed her eggs and snuck ducklings under her from behind.. She hasn't seemed to notice them yet and its been about an hour..... She's been trying to be a mom for so long I thought it would make her happy but I'm worried that I may only upset her now.
Should I go out and remove the ducklings from under her?