So, I've got thirteen 8 week olds. Another hen that should be hatching towards the end of February. And tonight, when I went into their coop to remove some of the ducklings from one of the nests , my black/white hen was nowhere to be seen. I checked and she was on her nest. I seperated the eggs yesterday, the 2 that were laying were sharing a nest but the brn/white stopped wanting to use the nest she'd been laying in (kept catching her in the chicken coop) so I'd made another. So, miss black/white is on 9 eggs right now, she didn't stay at all today on there but this is how the others started. So, come March, I'm going to be up to my eyeballs in ducklings. I'm kind of excited as the current ducklings are all black barred/split to chocolate, so once they are grown, I can breed one of the drakelets to one of the chocolate barred females (not mom) and get some chocolate barred babies. Who I can then breed to chocolate barred (again not mom, or grandmom) and get just chocolate barred (if my playing with the genetics calculator is right). I do want to get some French Whites though. I'll have to see how big these guys grow. The drakelets are now as big as their mom.