Angry pekin hen

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dukzzz, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. dukzzz

    dukzzz Out Of The Brooder

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    My two pekin ducks started laying a few weeks ago. Since my one pekin start laying she has been very grumpy. Anytime she sees us she starts quaking very loud(her im annoyed quak), she has also been a little less friendly. She gets very angry when we take the eggs in the morning. I have tried a few different things to stop this behavior but nothing seems to work. Additionally we moved from one house two another a few weeks before they started laying; could that be affecting her? We have moved before and all ducks have adjusted well before.

    My neighbors are really starting to get annoyed. I don't get to spend enough time with my other two ducks in fear of annoying Nugget(angry duck). The other two love attention and I feel like I'm neglecting them. I don't want to get rid of Nugs, she is really a sweet duck deep down(and my first duck). Is this a hormonal thing that will pass or what???
    any help/advice would be most appreciated
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It almost sounds as if she is starting to go broody. When broody, they can become more vocal and protective of their eggs.
     
  3. dukzzz

    dukzzz Out Of The Brooder

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    how long do you think she'll be broody for. and thank you for the response
     
  4. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Until the eggs are discarded (by her) or they hatch, she will be "broody".

    My mallard hen got broody once and she was just one big cramp! After the eggs all got discarded she returned to "normal" (thankfully!)
     
  5. dukzzz

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    we gave her some dummy eggs to sit on for a while till she gets tired and discards them. She seems slightly happier. Thanks
     
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