One year I put duck eggs under a broody Buff Orpington chicken and she hatched and raised two ducklings!

The original drawing is done in coloured pencil and pen. Prints are available at my Etsy store.

It was such a sweet and wonderful experience to watch this Mama Hen foster the baby ducks and take great care of them as her own.

Ducks eggs normally hatch in 28 days compared to chicken eggs which is 21 days, so Mama Hen was extra patient in sitting on her eggs until they hatched.

Mama hen adopts ducklings, chicken hatches duck eggs

8×10 or 11×14 prints are available at my Etsy store.

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