Duckens.....PHOTOS!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by G Wiz Ranch, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. G Wiz Ranch

    G Wiz Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are our "Duckens". One of our Buff Orpington (chicken) Hens went broody. I didn't want any mutt chickens so we gave her 8 mixed duck eggs. 2 eggs didn't take and 1 was a late death. 5 hatched on their own with her. After the hatch, we made a place for them in our duck run. We will let her raise them until they are big enough to not fit through the wire fence in the duck run. They are 2 weeks old in the pics. 2 of them look like pure breed Mallards and they other three could be a mix of 6 other breeds. They fee range with the rest of the chicken and duck flocks during the day. She is a good mother and is very protective. Sometimes the little ones get confused when they are around other BO hens and they will follow one of them instead of her, but she corrects them fairly quickly.



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  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Beautiful family. Hey, I would buy a ducken...they are darned snappy looking!
     
  3. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Aww those duckens are so cute,I plan on getting mallards and hatching there eggs under cochins.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Ahh! Cute! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenmum

    chickenmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's... ADORABLE!! [​IMG]
     
  6. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
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    ha ha ha... that's hilarious! and so cute to boot.
     
  7. DuckFanatic

    DuckFanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwwwww! I love duckens! [​IMG]
     
  8. ACK! Cuteness. Overload. Dying...
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  9. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is too cute!! I want some duckens [​IMG]
     
  10. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    Now that is just sooooooo precious!
     

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