Meet Peeps, The Duckling Who Was Raised In A Beard

What a great place to grow up.

1. This is Peeps, a newborn duckling.

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2. When Reddit user Spongi, whose name is Brian, tried to hatch chicken eggs, he got Peeps as a fuzzy surprise. None of the other eggs hatched.

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3. “Ducks are very social, raising a single duck is basically a death sentence, they will die of loneliness,” he wrote.

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4. The new dad decided to try to keep the duckling company. “Peeps doesn’t have a mother’s wing to go under, so my beard had to do,” Brian said.

He added, “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.”

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5. Also, “You will get pecked, but it doesn’t hurt. Unless it’s your eyeball. That hurts.”

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6. Brian and Peeps became best friends.

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7. This is Peeps at 25 days old. They grow up so fast!

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8. And Peeps after 45 days.

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9. Brian now has three more eggs incubating. “Peeps will have some friends in time for spring,” he wrote.

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10. Yay, ducklings!

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All photos via Reddit.

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