The mama duck unfortunately died after the young ducklings were born. The mama duck’s best friend, a white Akita dog, decided to take over the role of a mother. The ducklings have bonded with the dog and they have become inseparable ever since.
Back yard Chickens I see one thing missing from this scene. It's the hens scratching favorite plants out of the ground as they dig a pit in the dirt to dust themselves. The downside of having free range hens!