Two of our hens have been sitting on duck eggs for a few weeks and today they have started hatching out. This is our first experience with hatching. In the past we've always bought chicks or ducklings and kept them under a light with food and water. Now we live off-grid, so a heat light is out of the question. This time of year I think they'll be warm enough with the hens. But right now they're up in the nest box. Will they fall out? Once they're out, they woudln't be able to get back up. And they might be able to get through the holes in the poultry fence. If we set out chick/duck starter, the older chickens will eat it. So...should be bring them inside and put them in a box, and give them food and water? Is it true ducks don't have to be kept as warm as chicks? What if we left the oven door open and set them inside where the pilot light will keep them warm? Anyone have any ideas to share?