A few days ago I saw one of my young roosters mating with a duck hen. It surprised me to see that, but when I posted about it in another thread there were other folks who mentioned they also had this type of pairing at their places. One person even said she had a duck that was "married" to a rooster, and once the duck laid eggs & incubated them for a while, but then abandoned the nest. She said there were malformed chicks inside those eggs but couldn't tell if they looked more like chickens or ducks or a cross of both. But I did an online search & found nothing on a chicken/duck hybrid. There was more than one place where folks thought they were seeing such a cross only to learn it was a muscovy duck they had seen. (I would have guessed duck/alien cross) I also found several links to recipes cooking the two birds together. So I'm asking the experts here: is a chicken/duck hybrid possible? Are they called Chucks or Dickens? And also, can a drake injure a chicken hen if he tries to mate with her? Would his penetrating parts cause injury to her vent?