posted on May, 9 2015 @ 10:35 AM
My friends have chickens. When they ordered them from the hatchery they also got 3 Mallard duck chicks. Well, one male duck was killed (we think by
roosters). The female got sick and died. That left the other male. He had his own little space but didn't seem to be doing well. We put it down to
loneliness. My friend put him in with the chickens and he's doing much better. There's this hen that's tan and brown speckled. That duck is fascinated
with her. He follows her everywhere and she is never out of his sight. He even roosts next to her.
I think he hangs out with her so much because her colors are so close to his that he might think she's another duck. Then again, he might know that
she's a chicken but really likes her. They haven't tried to mate or anything, that I know of. I've never actually heard of ducks mating with chickens
but I guess it might be possible. I wonder if they could reproduce. If so, would you call the offspring a chuck or a dicken? Anywho, I was just out
watching them and think it's the funniest thing watching him follow that hen around and thought that I'd share.
edit on 9-5-2015 by Skid Mark
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