Hilarious footage of a Russian farmer herding his ducks in a barn has gone viral on YouTube.

In the amazing video, the farmer walks out of his barn and barks a few stern orders at his ducks, who are wandering about in the yard.

The obedient ducks suddenly dive into formation military-style and march into the barn behind the farmer.

The video, which was uploaded to YouTube on Saturday (2 August), has been viewed more than 1.8m times.

It’s the second video of a farmer using unusual tactics to herd his animals that has gone viral this week. Earlier, a Kansas farmer Derek Klingenberg was caught on camera serenading his cows with his trombone to round them up .