YourLinkGoesHere I have a broody partridge rock hen sitting on eight chicken eggs and four duck eggs - the chickens are due to hatch on the 17th but I know the ducks won't be expected for 7 more days... what are the odds she's going to keep on brooding? If she gets off them is there anything I can to do keep them going (I don't have an incubator)? I candled them and they are all growing!! I wasn't really thinking ahead when I stuck them in there!! UPDATE! They hatched yesterday!! I can't believe it! She hatched out two chicks nearly a week ago and hasn't really been sitting on the eggs but I opened the brooder house door yesterday and guess what! A little yellow duckie was sitting there looking at me! The hen was completely freaked out by the wiggly duckling so I took it and set it under the brood lamp in my house. I completely shut up the brood house to fool the hen into thinking it was night so she would set and lo-and-behold two hours later I have three more duckies! I'm sooooo excited! Two are straight magpies and two are khaki campbell/mapgie crosses! The yellow one is a cross, and you can't really tell but it has dark markings - I think it's going to be a tan and white magpie! The other one is mostly black and white but has some brown marking on the face!