Just curious - do any of you try to have a broody hen hatch out ducks? I've got a broody silkie and I would much rather have Welsh Harlequin Ducklings than mixed bantam chicks . . . do you mist the eggs to compensate for the hen not taking a bath every day? How many should I put under a Silkie? (I was tempted to put a goose egg under her, but reluctantly decided that I'd better go with duck eggs . . .)
I'm probably going to take the ducklings away from her if / when they hatch as I doubt she can cope with the duckies messy tendencies - plus I'd like to have them tamer than my current ducks, who are friendly but not extremely sociable.
Thanks for any help!