Hi, I had 5 hans. Two of them were sitting on fertile eggs, two are being broody but sharing the same nest and the last is laying but not ready to start setting full time yet. Last night, I lost one of my hens sitting on fertile eggs. I think a bobcat may have gotten her. She left behind 18 eggs in her nest. I covered them with a heaping pile of grass clippings and left them last night, hoping the hen was just scared off nest and would return before morning, but no such luck. So, I carefully gathered the eggs, that only have about 10-12 days left until hatch, and took half of them and laid them before my other hen sitting on fertile eggs. I took the other half and laid them before my two broody hens, sharing a nest. Then I waited and watched. My hen sitting on fertile eggs immediately took in the orphans. The broodies didn't. So I left and went back a little later to see if they'd taken in the other half of the orphans and they had. My question is this: What are the chances of these eggs still harching? And what are the chances of the orphaned ducklings being treated equal to the rest of the ducklings? I dont know if anyone else has encountered this particular situation before, but any advice you could give me to ensure the best possible outcome for the ducklings and hens, would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!