4 Day Old Duckling Behavior Question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CK Chickadilly, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    I have a couple of 4 day old little snowy mallards, 1 boy & 1 girl.

    All of a sudden the little boy will just take of scooting really fast to the other side of the brooder. It's like a major ZOOM! [​IMG] Sometimes the little girl (LuLu is her name) will do it too but not as servere.

    Anyway, is that normal for them to do that? Is he just playing or what? It is pretty funny when he does it but he goes so fast he can't stop & slams into the other end of the brooder.

    As I sit here watching I am thinking that maybe he is playing? I am new to duklings so any advice or knowledge would be helpful!

    Thanks!!
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009
  2. Very normal! And adorable! Mine do it all the time!
    Just wait till you put them in the tub and they do it!
     
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Oh good, I was hoping they were ok...lol

    I can't wait to put them into the tub, I thought I would at least wait til they are 1 week old.
     
  4. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    So is this behavior like playing? He actually will sometimes go so fast he flips himself onto his back & then he flails to get back over. I have never had ducks so this is new to me. [​IMG]
     
  5. So is this behavior like playing? He actually will sometimes go so fast he flips himself onto his back & then he flails to get back over. I have never had ducks so this is new to me.

    [​IMG] Ducks are natural born clowns, now you see why they are better than Prozac.​
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Mine was only hatched yesterday and she is already a show off. [​IMG]
     
  7. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    I never realized that ducklings could be so silly! The little girl LuLu isn't to much of a clown yet. Do they act silly as adults too? OMG they are a riot! [​IMG]
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    As for my adult ducks, Janet was very serious and very much a duck-duck if you know what I mean. Jack is always trying to show how manly he is by puffing out his chest and strutting about all important-like. Chrissy is very shy and reserved, but quite smart. Lana is a complete clown. She is always chattering up a storm and she is always begging for treats. These are flock raised ducks. I am surprised at how different they all are and how much personality they all have.

    Now these hand raised ducks, I can't imagine how goofy they will end up [​IMG] We will have to keep comparing notes
     
  9. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Quote:Well the boy Dezi is quite the clown so far. I think LuLu is gonna be more quiet but time will tell [​IMG] I can't wait to put them into the tub. What kind of treats do you feed ducks?
     
  10. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    I just got an Indian Runner duckling and a Khaki Campbell duckling and the the little Indian Runner is a riot. He / She is always yelling until we come in there and then goes crazy all over the cage and then jsut collapsed and looks at us like that was hard work.
     

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