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My turkey raised by my silkie acted like a turkey.  She never did learn to speak chicken, and wouldn't have survived chick-hood if her awesome mom hadn't given up on calling her back, and just followed her "stupid" daughter around to take care of her.

 

Local farmer here told a story of losing a bunch of ducks she had given to her hen to raise because again, the ducks don't speak chicken.  The wee ones wandered off and got cold and died.

 

Survival behaviors aren't imprinted, they're innate and unique to each species.

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Originally Posted by MamaRoo View Post

My turkey raised by my silkie acted like a turkey.  She never did learn to speak chicken, and wouldn't have survived chick-hood if her awesome mom hadn't given up on calling her back, and just followed her "stupid" daughter around to take care of her.

 

Local farmer here told a story of losing a bunch of ducks she had given to her hen to raise because again, the ducks don't speak chicken.  The wee ones wandered off and got cold and died.

 

Survival behaviors aren't imprinted, they're innate and unique to each species.

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