Here is a new use for an 11 year old Beanie Baby pig, surrogate mother to ducklings. Ducks need a flock and a mother more than chickens do. Our ducks are one big flock and they stay together. So our incubator ducklings need a surrogate, hence pig. Pig is washable soft and warm and the ducklings love it. They peep to pig and snuggle under the pig legs when scared. We will keep the duckings in the house until they get too big for the cage. Once they feather out we will put them outside to join our flock.