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A mother hen sat on duck eggs and hatched her very own little duckling!

Mother hen has a duckling

Chooks love their babies – no matter what they look like, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

My ducks never show any interest in sitting on their eggs, so I put four duck eggs under a broody hen a month ago.


Only one hatched – and here she is, a couple of days old, with foster mum in background. I’ve put them off on their own for a while so the little duckling doesn’t get pecked or drowned by the other big chooks or ducks.


She’s a funny-looking thing, but mum doesn’t seem to mind.