My Ducks are like Dogs!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by yoie, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. yoie

    yoie Songster

    This is my first time ever having ducks and well they act just like little dogs! I let mine free range in my yard during the day and whenever I look out the kitchen window, they are looking back at me. If I open the back door they come running up the back steps (which I didn't think their fat little butts could make it up the steps [​IMG] ) They follow me all around the yard, they are following the neigbors around their yard (they are just in love with them and have their own names for each one) and when people pull up to house they run out front and start Quacking at them until they are acknowledged. I have even noticed that they start quacking really loud right before my DH pulls up from coming home from work! Some days I think they are smarter than my dogs, at least they stop quacking when he gets out of the truck. Can't say the same for the dogs, they keep barking even after he sits down on the couch [​IMG] . They are constantly begging for treats, I've caught them trying to get in my pockets for snacks. And to top it all off, my one duck Plucky a Magpie, has figured out how to leap into our above ground pool.
    My dog like ducks

  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    My chickens do the same thing. They can be half way across the yard, but if they hear the back door open, they run to the back porch looking for one point, they even tried flying up to the top railing on the porch. Put an end to that quick!
    My other 1/2 says he needs to get video of them (& the goats & the cows) following me around. It's like I'm the pied piper or something--too funny!
  3. girl

    girl In the Brooder

    Sep 14, 2011
    my dear duck
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    That is too cute.

  5. Darkjeweler

    Darkjeweler Songster

    Aug 16, 2011
    Quote:My Guineas will follow me around the yard. They have figured out that if they are near me other critters don't try to eat them. [​IMG] If I move onto the porch with the ducks, they just have to fly up there to see what is going on and bother the ducks for a few min, then they fly down.. It is amusing.
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    And Muscovies even wag their tails like dogs! gotta love them all [​IMG]
  7. Cute picture!! I am pretty sure mine think that they are part dog as well. They run to the gate when I pull up after work just like the dogs do. They run to the sliding glass door when I open it up when I get home from work. I go out in the yard and call them they all come running. Sometimes the ducks and the dogs curl up under the same tree. A few times when the dogs have ran to the back fence to bark, I have seen the ducks run over there too just to look through the slats in the fence to see what's going on. It's pretty funnny. They like their treats just as much as the dogs do and they expect it just like the dogs do!

  8. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Songster

    Jun 20, 2011
    Quote:[​IMG] my 2 scovy ducklings are the same way! they are a month old and i've had them since the day they've hatched. they're spoiled and i love them [​IMG] they even love to cuddle and sleep in my lap [​IMG] every time i go outside to take them out they come running and peeping [​IMG] this is my first time owning ducks and i'm really enjoying their cute little selves!

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