This Man’s Love For A Duck Melted My Heart…But How He Raised It Blew My Mind!

We recently caught up with a young man with a heart of gold.  He goes by the handle of “Spongi” on the image sharing website Reddit, but his love for a baby duck (whom he affectionately calls “Peeps”) makes us think he should change his name to something more akin to “mother_hen.”

On his first attempt to hatch chicken eggs, the man was inadvertently shipped a duck egg.  While none of the chicks ever hatched, the hardy duck egg did, leaving him with a cute and fuzzy surprise. But the real story come from his rather unorthodox “mothering” technique…

While trying to hatch chicken eggs, the man was surprised when a tiny duckling appeared…

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While the chicken eggs did not hatch, the one single solitary duck egg did…

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Keeping the duck’s “house” next to his bed, he took it upon himself to spend quality time with the duck (so it would not get lonely)…

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He was worried it would not feed or water it enough, but if you are in hearing range and that peep gets hungry or thirsty…YOU WILL KNOW!

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Peeps doesn’t have a mother’s wing to go under, so his beard had to do.

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A towel was necessary, Peeps poops a lot.  “A lot” is an understatement.

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Did we mention poop?   Fortunately, it’s not like cat or dog poop.  I mean it’s gross…but then Peeps is just so cute!

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He did get pecked, but it didn’t hurt.  Unless it’s an eyeball.  That hurts.

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“Please don’t poop on my head!”

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A Peep in hand is worth…?

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And then Peeps got bigger…

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And bigger still…

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And at 41 days old, Peeps doesn’t fit in his beard anymore…

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According to his owner, Peeps still likes to relax and hang out (watching TV and whatnot).

And just for the record, when you have a duckling that can nuzzle up in your beard, then the rules of “selfies” go out the window.

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