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