Our Silkies decided to hatch chicks so we have our first batch today. One did not make it so my husband took the rest inside to raise. Since four are splash, which is my favorite color, we want to be able to keep pullets to make more splash Silkies. These babies are just in time for Easter.
I am tempted to start hatching ducklings but they would hatch before I am on my feet with some weight bearing. My hope is that the hens will hatch their own ducklings but the crows get to the eggs if we do not collect them from the yard. I have someone hatching a batch of eggs and she may hatch some more but she lives too far to pick them up on a regular basis. I am considering selling the eggs but I have no control over whether or not they will hatch in someone else's incubator if they are not experienced at hatching duck eggs. I love hatching but I need to stay off my feet for awhile.