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My 15 day old duckling who is a male we think is sitting down and keeps moving his head up and down almost like hes trying to groom his chest but hes doing it repetatively like a tick. His tail feather also seem to be up constantly like he is tense. I'm really worried has anyone experienced this?

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I think he's preening.  Can you upload a video?  Is he an only duck?

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post #3 of 5
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Hi thank you for the response he actually stopped doing it, he looked like he was preening but almost like he had a tick and couldn't stop doing it. I ended up giving him a warm bath and he seems to be doing much better is sleeping right now with his three siblings. Was panicked there for a second but he seems to be ok now.
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I suspect their skin can get itchy from the dust from the food, and from the fact they grow so amazingly fast.  I asked if he was a single, since that might stress him to the point of having a nervous tic - preening nonstop.

 

But it sounds like it is in the normal range of behavior.  Please keep us updated on all their wonderfulness!

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Thank you for your help I definitely will!
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