How this Man’s Saved a Duckling

Day 1 – The Peep has Hatched

How this Man's Saved a Duckling

If we asked you to think of your favorite cute animal, you might not immediately list a duck, but when you see this Reddit user and his pet duckling Peeps you may change your mind. Peeps is fuzzy, he’s lovable and he grew up in a beard (really). The man initially bought Peeps as an egg, thinking he was a chicken. He was wrong, but he didn’t care, it turned out to be one of the cutest friendships ever.

“- So my first attempt to hatch out chicken eggs failed, except it turns out one of the eggs in there was a duck egg and apparently duck eggs are more hardy or tolerant of shitty incubation techniques.”

How this Man's Saved a Duckling
“- A towel was necessary, peeps poop a lot. “A lot” is an understatement.”

How this Man's Saved a Duckling
“- Pro tip: Best time for social interaction is after the food dish has been empty a few hours. Do not feed then socialize, unless you do it outside. You will get pooped on, repeatedly.”

How this Man's Saved a Duckling
“- I was worried that I wouldn’t feed or water it enough, but if you are in hearing range and that peep gets hungry or thirsty. You WILL know.”

How this Man's Saved a Duckling
“- So now I had a duckling. A single solitary duckling. Ducks are very social, raising a single duck is basically a death sentence, they will die of loneliness.”

How this Man's Saved a Duckling
“- Peeps doesn’t have a mother’s wing to go under, so my beard had to do.”

How this Man's Saved a Duckling
“- Did I mention poop? Fortunately, it’s not like cat or dog poop. I mean it’s gross, but it’s not pungently foul. Smells like of like wet bread.”

How this Man's Saved a Duckling
“- You will get pecked, but it doesn’t hurt. Unless it’s your eyeball. That hurts.”

How this Man's Saved a Duckling
“- Please don’t poop on my head.”

How this Man's Saved a Duckling
How this Man's Saved a Duckling
“- A peep in hand is worth…?”

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How this Man's Saved a Duckling
How this Man's Saved a Duckling

Day 41

How this Man's Saved a Duckling
“- Still likes to relax on my should and hang out. Watch tv and whatnot. Peeps is watching me type this. Still haven’t determined if Peeps is male or female. I’m waiting for the tail feathers to come in but that’ll be another month or 6 weeks. I have 3 more duck eggs incubating, should be ready to hatch in a week and a half or so. Peeps will have some friends in time for spring.”

How this Man's Saved a Duckling
Credits: Reddit.

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