My male Pekin, Luna Ray, constantly attacks my lil pit bull dog, she is three years old. He will run all the way across the yard back and forth to get her. My dog loves that he chases her and will stand there with her butt to his beak to ward off his pecking. Occasionally she will pin him down and nibble on him. They have been doing this to each other for three years. Each time I go over and tell the duck "luna ray. I have told you 1000 times, leave the dog alone! I then pick him up with his feathers tucked under my arm and hold him and stroke him and talk to him for at least 5 minutes each time. I have gotten very good at picking up the ducks thank to him. You can hold them in a certain way that they don't flap their wings and I usually wrap my arm around his belly and his belly and feet are hanging, kind of like a small child lol. I tell him over and over, I have told you, leave the dog alone...but he still persists. I know he is thinking he is defending my other two females from the dog and not playing. My dog on the other hand loves him and thinks he is fun and games. He has actually made my pit bleed a few times but she still loves him. Yes I do worry sometimes that my pitt might hurt him by accident. She is so gently with him in spite of his aggressive attacks and seems to respect that Luna Ray is another one of mommys babies.
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Pekin Duck Club! - Page 884post #8832 of 104343/20/16 at 9:22amHi. I have two male ducks that double team my little pug mix. They get her into a corner and peck at her till she squeels for help. I don't think my boys are protecting a darned thing, but they sure have fun at doggies expense! ...do you think by picking up the duck after he attacks that he thinks it's a way to get picked up??? I dont pick mine up and they still love to do it. these duckies sure do keep us busy! So much fun even when they're naughty!post #8833 of 104343/20/16 at 10:18pm
I have a hen that has started "attacking" my dog. She started it about 6 days ago. We just got ducklings but she didn't see them until recently. I am wondering if it is a stress thing because of these little things that have appeared at HER house. I don't want anyone hurt, but she is going to get bit! I can't blame the dog. This duck will come across the yard a LONG way, the dog will be sleeping under a tree and she just pecks or pinches the dog. Our dog has set herself up as the "guardian of the ducklings". I don't know if that has anything to do with it or not. We will just have to wait and see, I guess.post #8834 of 104343/20/16 at 11:29pmpost #8835 of 104343/20/16 at 11:38pmpost #8836 of 104343/21/16 at 8:28amQuote:
This happened when we were outside. I Had the babies in an enclosure. My dog was asleep by me the duck came at her. No reason for it. We have never had any problems before. I think one of my ladies has become a b---h! Lol The babies are protected, but I feel for the dog. She was so surprised!
We were letting the babies enjoy the sun since it was so warm. The older ducks are free ranging during the day locked up at night. Dog is free ranging during the day, locked in the house atnight. Lol
Edited by MandyJ - 3/21/16 at 8:30ampost #8837 of 104343/21/16 at 8:41amQuote:Originally Posted by MandyJ
I have a hen that has started "attacking" my dog. She started it about 6 days ago. We just got ducklings but she didn't see them until recently. I am wondering if it is a stress thing because of these little things that have appeared at HER house. I don't want anyone hurt, but she is going to get bit! I can't blame the dog. This duck will come across the yard a LONG way, the dog will be sleeping under a tree and she just pecks or pinches the dog. Our dog has set herself up as the "guardian of the ducklings". I don't know if that has anything to do with it or not. We will just have to wait and see, I guess.
My understanding is that we humans are to prevent injuries to our animals. Setting up a fence to keep the hen away from the dog is a darn sight less tragic than just waiting and then trying to figure out how to repair her injuries, and seeing her in pain or dead.post #8838 of 104343/21/16 at 9:42amQuote:
So very true Amiga. I'd give you an ovation but I am all out. @MandyJ this can get out of hand real fast.Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish, and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish, and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..post #8839 of 104343/21/16 at 12:49pmpost #8840 of 104343/21/16 at 1:08pm
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