I feel terrible, but, I know I will get over it. I have a broody, and being I have 40 chicken eggs in the bator, I decided I wanted to try her with duck eggs. So, I collected me some duck eggs, got her private room ready and moved her. and gasp.......she was sitting on 12 chicken eggs. I felt terrible knowing that I had made her a nest with duck eggs and that these had to be sacrificed. I chilled them right away and then a two days later (that being a few minutes ago) boiled them up for the chickens, of the 12, 8 had been very very much progressing. She had only been on them 2.5 days. I just needed to get it off my chest, I know others have done it. But, I feel wicked. I hate to kill anything. But, like I said, I'm still smiling, still excited about the bator full of eggs and the hopeful hatch of duck eggs. But, I had that 'ugh' feeling as I dropped the eggs into the boiling water. anyhoo, off I go to feed the chickens some nutrient rich scrambled eggs.