Interspecies love: duck and chicken raise a family

I don't know what to think of that. That's odd. :-o


Interspecies love: duck and chicken raise a family: "Mark Frauenfelder:

Picture 4-7Johan Anglemark says:

A duck and a hen on a farm outside Soderkoping have found each other. The duck is now a foster-father to five chickens.

Annika Stenback and Peter Andersson, who live at the farm, tell the daily Norrkopings Tidningar about the love birds.

The birds started dating already last summer, after the duck accidentally drowned his mate during lovemaking. However, the duck didn't spend much time in mourning before starting to date the hen instead.

Soon, the hen started laying and brooding, but as the eggs were not fertilized, they never hatched.

'So we fetched some fertilized eggs from our old hens at my parents-in-law. She got six chickens, but one has died,' says Annika Stenback.

During the entire brooding period the duck kept a nervous watch by the hen's side.

'And since the chickens were hatched he hasn't left her side,' says Annika Stenback to Norrkopings Tidningar.



(Via Boing Boing.)