Marmaduke sure gets along with those chicks, 30 of them in fact
A British Columbia dog has become a mother hen after adopting a flock of 30 chicks. Sue Paull, owner of Eco Turf Farms in Kelowna, B.C., said that when the weather forced her to incubate 30 chicks inside, the family’s 16-month-old Great Dane kept watch over the eggs and began licking the hatchlings.
Now, fully bonded with the baby chicks, Marmaduke oversees their activities, keeps a close eye on anyone who dares pick one up, and even sleeps next to them. “When the chicks were hatching, there was a window in front of the incubator.
He watched them all hatch and he was so curious. When we put them in the box, he just took one out and started cleaning them,” said Ms. Paull. “Every time you go near the box, he has to be there. (Photo: Sue Paull/Eco Turf Farms)