Hi there, I have a silkie hen that hatched 3 chicks yesterday. Today (I am with Wildcare) an orphaned black duckling came into our care so I popped it under the silkie hen with chicks hoping for the best. This afternoon we found the duckling hiding out under some plants in the enclosure. Is it likely the hen has kicked the duckling out or that the duckling has wandered looking for Mum? Duckling is now in the brooder on it's own - if there's any chance the hen will accept it, I think it's better off with her and the chicks rather than being on its own. Any advice guys? Cheers, Kelly.