- Apr 8, 2015
My baby duckling Katie is about 1 month old. She seems to be quite happy and thriving. Katie was however hatched by a chicken and raised with her 2 chick 'siblings' . My problem is this, my duck thinks she is a chicken. It has not been a problem until now. The mother hen and the chicks are roosting now. Katie just lays below them on the ground and just cries. I have 4 adult ducks and hoped they would take the Katie in...not so. They could care less about her and Katie could care less about them. She just wants mom. Do ducks wean there babies later than chickens? Will she get over her separation? Any suggestions will help. Thank you.