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Funny story about my boy Fred

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kathydoolittle, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. kathydoolittle

    kathydoolittle Songster

    Dec 14, 2009
    Pittsburg KS
    I was in the restroom yesterday and happened to look out the window. My boy Fred had something in his mouth, couldn't tell what it was. So I went running to the door to see what he had. This is something I never thought I would see and will most likely never see again. He had a baby kitten in his mouth and was carrying it to shed where he thought they belonged. I watched very carefully I thought he was going to hurt it. But he put it down in the shed and turned and walked away. Silly guy, The kitten didn't have a mark on it. But if he keeps doing that he will spend all day as the kittens are getting bigger and exploring more. I knew he was my watch duck over the chickens and other ducks even the peafowl and guinea's. If they don't come in at night he lets me know and has a fit when I make him go in. He don't like any of them to stay out. Needless to say sometimes the guinea's and peafowl don't care what he thinks. But most the time they go in for him. But it's sure fun to try to find one little chicken in the dark so he will calm down. Had to share this.

    My silly boy Fred

  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Nice story. Go Fred

  3. cindy99

    cindy99 Songster

    Jul 7, 2010
    Tioga County PA
    That is sweet! [​IMG]

    I have a cat that brings mice over to my little Buff Orpingtons. It's funny how animals see each other. [​IMG]
  4. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I always tell people that there is higher intelligence in ducks. They are thinkers and don't like changes or being pushed around. Don't ever try to force them to anything, because they will bold and you will be frustrated. You give them time to think and they do what you want them to do. You also need to give them time when you change things in their duck house. They will have the longest discussion, but turn out happy afterwards.
  5. DuckyMom

    DuckyMom Chirping

    Sep 7, 2010
    Upstate NY
    This made my day [​IMG] This is one of the most adorable things I have read in a long time! its funny how animals know! My dog and cat are the best of friends. they play together and sleep ucrled up together but the miniute my cat lays an eye on one of Peppers ducks she will immedatly run him up the nearest tree! it always amazes me how they just know.
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    what a cute story. I have a muscovy that looks just like Fred his name is Billy Bob,
  7. Featherland

    Featherland Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    Wow, that is amazing!

  8. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Songster

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    Wow, that's amazing! I've never heard of anything like that happening before.
  9. jojo54

    jojo54 Songster

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    cute story, thanks for sharing! [​IMG] You rock Fred!!
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2010
  10. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    That's very cute! So many little acts of compassion by animals that so many just don't notice [​IMG]
    A very beautiful duck you have there!

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