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Hello,

I am new to BYC and my family is new to raising chickens and ducks.

I am considering getting a small to medium dog and I was wondering if you could recommend some breeds 

that work well around chickens and ducks.

Thank you for your help. This is an amazing site!:thumbsup

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! Breed does not really matter it's how the dog is brought up with the birds. Check out this link on dogs and chickens ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1091691/keeping-dogs-and-chickens-tips-for-a-harmonious-introduction/0_30

I'm sure you will enjoy the read. Good luck and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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I agree breed doesn't matter - every dog is an individual - some are very mild tempered and some are not.  Some are prey driven others are couch potatoes. One thing I wish more people understood was:  don't hold a chick out to your dog /cat to sniff.  Dog/cat thinks you are offering a treat  - fun  for pets, death for chicks.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Hi there! I am new to the community as well. I have 1 duck that is currently 3 1/2 weeks old. I also have 3 dogs: a lab mix, a pointer mix and a pit bull. Duck is living in our guest bathroom. The dogs have gotten used to the smells with her being inside. She also gets plenty of outside exploring time with the pups. I have had no problems so far. I suggest slow, highly supervised introductions. My dogs were very curious at first, but they showed no aggression. Now, Duck cuddles with my pit and nibbles at the other dogs when they come up to sniff her. Good luck! 

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! Breed does not really matter it's how the dog is brought up with the birds. Check out this link on dogs and chickens ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1091691/keeping-dogs-and-chickens-tips-for-a-harmonious-introduction/0_30

I'm sure you will enjoy the read. Good luck and enjoy BYC frow.gif

Thank you so much! I will certainly check out that link.:D

 

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I agree breed doesn't matter - every dog is an individual - some are very mild tempered and some are not.  Some are prey driven others are couch potatoes. One thing I wish more people understood was:  don't hold a chick out to your dog /cat to sniff.  Dog/cat thinks you are offering a treat  - fun  for pets, death for chicks.

I'll always keep that tip in the forefront of my mind when I am introducing my new dog to our birds. Thanks so much for the info!:)

 

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

 

 

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Hi there! I am new to the community as well. I have 1 duck that is currently 3 1/2 weeks old. I also have 3 dogs: a lab mix, a pointer mix and a pit bull. Duck is living in our guest bathroom. The dogs have gotten used to the smells with her being inside. She also gets plenty of outside exploring time with the pups. I have had no problems so far. I suggest slow, highly supervised introductions. My dogs were very curious at first, but they showed no aggression. Now, Duck cuddles with my pit and nibbles at the other dogs when they come up to sniff her. Good luck! 

Thanks for wishing me luck! Your dogs sound like perfect angels.:love

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