So... I just finished my 1-year anniversary of chicken farmetting...and I'm addicted. LOL! My husband brought me 3 fertilized Pekin duck eggs (from a hatchery he works for). I have 2 broody hens - mothering together - a Partride Silkie and a Bantam Partridge Cochin. They have hatched 5 eggs so far - 2 purebred Polish, 1 Sumatra/Polish and 2 Silkie/Polish chicks. Today I put the 3 duck eggs under the Cochin, Freddi, and she was thrilled!! I know the ducklings will be healthy...their biggest threat is anything my chickens may be carriers of. My plan is to let Freddi & Baloo (the surrogate mama's) hatch the ducklings & raise them until they're a little bigger, then put them in with my larger Layer chickens. I have no idea if they'll even hatch. Anyone have idea's on this? I've found lots of people who keep their chickens & Pekin's together... Just wondering if there's anymore advice out there? Thanks!