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They are all very pretty, nice flock.  At 4 weeks I'd dif keep your duckling in close proximity to everyone but not with them he is too young yet and the others could really work him over if they wanted too. At least he should be adult size before actually being with them unsupervised. and have a way of escape if someone started to harass him. I am very leery of putting young ones in with chickens especially after reading some of the horror stories on here of how chickens actually peaked young duckling your ducklings age to death or seriously injured them.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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Thanks!! I try to keep them happy & healthy 😀

I'm with you on that one; plus Hylines can be nasty chooks when they feel like it. He's much bigger now than in the photos, he's too much to handle and photograph at the same time 😉 he's about the size of my bantam OEGH.

The pecking thing was my main concern, I've got a cage I can pop him into so he can spend time out there without them being able to access him. I'm hoping he'll just keep growing exponentially each day so he can go nuts out there!
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Thanks!! I try to keep them happy & healthy 😀

I'm with you on that one; plus Hylines can be nasty chooks when they feel like it. He's much bigger now than in the photos, he's too much to handle and photograph at the same time 😉 he's about the size of my bantam OEGH.

The pecking thing was my main concern, I've got a cage I can pop him into so he can spend time out there without them being able to access him. I'm hoping he'll just keep growing exponentially each day so he can go nuts out there!

He'll be full size before you know it. Keep us updated on how it is all going.  How are your Hylines with your adult ducks? 

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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