Small dog breeds that can co-exist with ducks and chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lil chicklets, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. lil chicklets

    lil chicklets Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2016
    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![​IMG]
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. FeathersAndFur6

    FeathersAndFur6 Just Hatched

    Apr 25, 2016
    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!
  6. lil chicklets

    lil chicklets Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2016
    Thank you so much! I will certainly check out that link.[​IMG]

    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![​IMG]

    Thanks for wishing me luck! Your dogs sound like perfect angels.[​IMG]

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