Duck that thinks its a dog or maybe rooster???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SportTees, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a little background- When I got the duck as a chick I also had a new litter of puppies so I put the duck with the puppies until they started chewing on him. Them I seperated them with a fence. The duck still layed right next to the pup's. That was last summer now I have a new puppy and the duck tries to play with him. They run back and forth down the fence line chasing each other. I wish I could get a video I really think the duck thinks hes a dog! He even tries to bark?? He is really tame and will eat out of your hand. If he gets out of his fence he goes right back in if you say in your cage. For the last couple months we have had a rooster and yesterday I saw the duck standing on his tippy toes flapping his wings at the rooster while the rooster stared like what are you doing. Do I have a really confused duck or is this normal?
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    I really don't have an answer for you. I just wanted to say that our dog acts like it is one of the chickens.

    He gets roght in the middle of them, and eats scratch off the ground. Hangs with them all day, kind of odd.
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I think the cute flappy tipey toe wing thing is normal i've seen lots of duckies do that
    but chasing the puppy is adorable hehe
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Your duck wants FRIENDS. He just isn't picky about who he befriends. Get your duck a duck!
     
  5. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I tried getting him a girlfriend but I don't think he likes her
     
  6. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
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    A video of that would be so much fun! What a cute duck playing with a pup! [​IMG]
     
  7. clhbubba

    clhbubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a Muscovy hen that was raised with chickens. I got her some duckie friends and she thought they were aliens. Only wanted to be with her chickens. She would lay next to them and preen them. So sweet.
     
  8. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Maybe its just a duck thing- Cute anyway though
     
  9. wasatusay

    wasatusay Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Cute - duck definitely have personalities
     

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