I'm really having a hard time finding the answer. My wood ducks, mandarins, and ringed teals will be laying in another month or two and I want to be ready. I am planning on buying a sportsman incubator in a few weeks. I know the mothers can hatch out their own eggs and raise their ducklings, but I want to get more than just one clutch out of them. SOme suggest taking their eggs and putting them under a broody silkie? However, I don't have any broody birds in any of my flocks. I've heard that if you put wild waterfowl eggs straight into the incubator you should expect a bad hatch....hopefully some experienced wild waterfowl owners will see this.