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Lacey Duck- The Call Duck raised by a chicken!

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A few month ago, I decided I wanted to get a couple of ducks. I decided to let my broody hen sit on 3 Call Duck eggs. All three hatched and the next day, rats broke into the shed and sadly stole all 3 from the mother. A month later, I had the rat problem under control, so I bought 6 more Call duck eggs. My broody sat on them until day 24 and then got off and left them to go cold. Luckily, I had another broody who happily took over. 4 of the 6 eggs were fertile. First to hatch was little Lacey, second and third to hatch got squished by the hen and then the fourth one died whilst hatching. So it's fair to say I didn't have the best luck with them! But little Lacey made up for it all! I used to go to check on her all the time to make sure she was ok. I used to go up paranoid every morning thinking I would find her dead or stolen. She got named Lacey after my Light Sussex hen who died in a tragic accident. She was feeding when another hen tripped over the feeder and broke her neck. So I thought, "special duck in memorial of a special hen". Anyways, as Lacey got older, I decided she needed a friend. My friend had some Call Duck boys they needed to rehome, so I got her one of them as a boyfriend! She was terrified of him at first and Bella was acting like her body guard, but they both love him now! Here are some pictures of her, from start to finish! I hope you enjoy them! She even hatched in my hand!

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OOOh I loved all of your pictures!  It was like reading a story :)  I had to chuckle at this one -

 

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This is exactly what I (chicken) and my kids (duck) look like at the end of the day.  She looks ready for bedtime!

 

And can I come live with you?  I will just take care of your animals, do farm chores, and look at the scenery all day.  Does that work for you? 

Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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OOOh I loved all of your pictures!  It was like reading a story :)  I had to chuckle at this one -

 

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This is exactly what I (chicken) and my kids (duck) look like at the end of the day.  She looks ready for bedtime!

 

And can I come live with you?  I will just take care of your animals, do farm chores, and look at the scenery all day.  Does that work for you? 

Thank you! Haha!

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Beautiful pics and Lacey is adoreable and so is her Moma.  Loved looking at them, thanks so much for sharing her story with us.

 

Patty

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Beautiful pics and Lacey is adoreable and so is her Moma.  Loved looking at them, thanks so much for sharing her story with us.

 

Patty

X2!! just great pics and beautiful scenery. Calendar material for next year.. :)


Edited by Miss Lydia - 10/20/15 at 7:53am

 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..

 

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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..

 

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This pic!!! <3

 

I recognize Lacey from Facebook (Ducks, Ducks, and Ducks). I was one who gave a little advice when you first got Daffy. So cool to see more pics of Lacey when she was younger, and hear more of her story. Thanks for sharing! 

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X2!! just great pics and beautiful scenery. Calendar material for next year.. :)

 

 

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This pic!!! <3

 

I recognize Lacey from Facebook (Ducks, Ducks, and Ducks). I was one who gave a little advice when you first got Daffy. So cool to see more pics of Lacey when she was younger, and hear more of her story. Thanks for sharing! 

Thank you all! :)

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