Can chickens raise ducklings?

Lauren Kim

Jun 7, 2017
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Can chickens actually raise ducks?

On this YouTube channel, A Chick Called Albert, someone made a video on a childless chicken(hen), wanting to have fertilized eggs. But they didn't have any roosters. Still, the chicken warmed and sat on her empty eggs. Until they decided to give her one fertilized egg. But it was no chicken.
It was a duck.

Despite the fact that the egg was a duckling(the hen smelled and knew it wasn't her egg), she cared for the egg and knew exactly when it was going to hatch. She helped the little duckling hatch and when it did, she considered the duckling as her own child. The hen called the duckling when it was time for lunch, she called the duckling to stay out of the water. They were a beautiful family.

And they were also tolerable with each other. Even if they saw each other as a snack. The hen often pecked and bit at the duckling's toes, mistaking them for worms. And the duckling, not aware of the world because of it's youth, tried to eat the hen's eyelids. But it was still exactly like a mother-daughter relationship, really, it made me so happy.

If you want to see this video, this is the link:


Nov 1, 2015
New hampahire
They can raise ducks but eventually they go their own ways. If you look at Appalachian homestead on YouTube. You will see she had a silkie hatch and raise a duck as well. It is the cutest thing

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