Originally Posted by Chick1043
A couple questions! I have a Cayuga drake that's about 26-28 weeks. I have seen him stand up straight and (I guess you could say) wheez...Is this normal??? The second question is, like a rooster, do drakes go through some kind of mean stage? Every morning I squat down to pet him and he tugs on my shirts. lol Get's me all muddy! Can't tell if he's angry or not lol Thanks
Is he wheezing more than one time? doing it alot ? does he have a bucket of water to wash his face and nares[nose] out? and the other part of your question is he is acting very normal my drake who was an only hatched duckling does the pulling on my shorts shirt whatever he can get ahold of, just don't let him start biting you which is another very typical thing drakes can start doing when the hormones begin to run. If he is other wise acting normal and has no discharge coming from his nares, eyes or any place else you may just want to watch and wait. He could have some food or dust that he is trying to get rid of. And yes drakes do go through mean stages especially when becoming sexually active, does your drake have ducks to keep him company?