I have had 2 welsh harlequin hens sitting on a very large clutch of eggs together. They were due yesterday, so I left them alone. Just checked on them now............wow !!! there are babies everywhere , to the left, to the right , in front. I have a third hen who wasn't broody, but, she seems to have taken some of the babies for herself (the front group), she is in the duck house with the broody girls and the babies. The drakes have been with them all day too. I am debating on whether or not to remove the drakes or not. As they were locked up with them all night and this morning before I being let out and behaved. Has anyone had experience with leaving the drakes with the new family. As in the wild they are all together, why not for domestic ducks. It's in their nature to be maternal and paternal ??? Not sure of a head count at this point, didn't want to stare too long and disturb them. They were sitting on about 22 (at least) Is it common for the non broody hens to take over and help too??