Is it possible to raise Khaki Campbells/mallards without incubators and brooders

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So my plan is like this. I have 20 female Muscovy ducks and 2 drakes. 4 of my females are already old and doesn't lay as much eggs but they always gets broody and their experience of hatching eggs always have higher success rate so I always let them hatch eggs of younger ducks.

I am considering to add non broody layer breeds like Khaki campbells and Runners on my homestead. I know these layer breeds are not broody and mostly dependent on incubators and brooders. I never incubated any of my ducks. They populated themselves via broody mothers.

I was thinking if it's possible for me to raise the non broody breeds by giving their eggs to older Muscovy ducks. Usually if I have 5 broody mothers at the same time. I give the eggs of the inexperienced ones the ones to older ones who have a high success rate. Now I am considering to let my younger ones hatch their own eggs and let the older ones hatch and raise the hatching eggs I will buy.
 
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CluckNDoodle

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I give my broody hens eggs from other sources all the time. A good broody will hatch just about anything and raise it. I've seen chickens raising ducklings too, lol.
 
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I just prefer mother raised ducklings because they are more durable. I tried paying my incubator owning neighbor and have my eggs incubated once. Once the ducklings hatched, many of them died in the brooder and they turned into outcast of the flock. Mother raised ones are accepted by everyone.
 
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