They will do fine with chicks so they aren't alone, we took home a lone duckling in the spring with our chicks it looked so sad wouldn't eat or drink just laying there. Turned out to be a drake but he's still playing momma to the the hens and roosters. Funny to watch him try to get up to perch with them at night. hopefully we can find another swedish hen for him this next year
We put the top half of a big plastic dog house on a pallet with hay for him near their perch. so now he gets on top of it and hangs his head on the perch so he's with his babies.
Edited by slordaz - 12/26/15 at 3:47pm