Getting ready to gather supplies for brooding at school. Can we brood them all together - they are all expected to hatch the same day. My main concern is food. Niacin needs for the ducklings, medicated started for the chicks. If together, how do I feed the little guys? It shouldn't be for too long that they are in a brooder together. The ones that have homes will head to their homes by the weekend and depending on how many extras we have, we may hang onto a few in the classroom for a while to brood there and watch them grow.