My Silkie Hen (Chicken) Has Adopted My Ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by farmgirlsomeday, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. farmgirlsomeday

    farmgirlsomeday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Silkie hen is raising a few adopted baby chicks at the moment, so I decided to see whether she would take in my 2 new baby Pekins as well. Sure enough, within 5 minutes it was like she'd hatched them herself.

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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Awwww[​IMG]
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    X2!!
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh good grief, that is beyond cute. We have some silkie pullets here, i guess they can be pretty handy?
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I see where your going with this GQ [​IMG]
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    You can? where ?? [​IMG] is insane an option??
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    No it's not. [​IMG] but letting silkies hatch out some ducklings??
     
  8. farmgirlsomeday

    farmgirlsomeday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll get more pix tomorrow. She is mothering them with 100% dedication, and both she and the ducklings are clearly besotted with one another. So cute :)
     
  9. farmgirlsomeday

    farmgirlsomeday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here she is at dusk tonight with the two ducklings plus 5 baby chicks all gathered underneath her for the night.
     
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  10. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    What will you do when she freaks out that the ducklings are swimming in the water? You should video it and post it here for us to watch. I've never seen it, but have read about it.
     

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