|Ten day old Shetland ducks and surrogate mother|
Hopefully these ducklings will be confused by their hen mother, adopt her behaviour, think they are hens and follow her inside at dusk even after she has lost interest in them.
|10 day old ducks now think they are hens, emerging from the hen house|
Why Shetland ducks? They are a tough, hardy and productive rare breed so it's worth putting in some effort to keep them going..... you never know...... there may be a need for the genes of tough hardy little ducks that lay as many eggs as Khaki Campbells in the future.
For more information on Shetland ducks see... Rare Breeds Survival Trust