If you have had a chicken hatch out duck eggs and raise the ducklings successfully, can you please give some suggestions as to what works/doesn't work? I have read the eggs should be misted with water once a day when Mama chicken goes off the nest to eat/drink/poo (sounds like a movie title...). Other than that, any helpful hints? My concerns are: the babies will hatch and the mother will think something is wrong with them because they don't look like chicks, and will kill or neglect them. Mama won't know they need to blow their little noses in water after eating and will neglect to teach them or will try to stop them from doing it on their own. The little ones will grow up thinking they are chickens and when they mature the males may try to mate with (and injure) female chickens. Will this latter problem be lessened if, once Mama is ready to rejoin the flock, the young ducks are kept separate from the chickens for a couple of weeks before being allowed to free range? It was so nice last year having Mama chickens raise the baby chicks -- no brooder in the living room with the noise, light, and dust. The babies seemed so happy to be outside on grass from day one. They seemed less neurotic that the ones who had spent their first two days of life in a shipping box. I was thinking it might be nice to have a broody Mama chicken do that all important job of raising the little guys for their first six weeks. Oh, and what are your favorite feeders/waterers for baby ducklings? I have the usual plastic chicken set, but is there anything better for a duckling's habits/anatomy?