Chasing me squaking its crazy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by farmincity, May 18, 2016.

  1. farmincity

    farmincity Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2015
    What in the world. My ducks are 11 months old. One went broody last month walked around short necked and ruffled feathers complaining, I put her off her chosen hidden nest not allowing her to return. In about a week she stopped pacing and trying to get back to the nest. Now when ever she sees me she assumes the hunched down ruffled feathers and squaking position while following me every where squawking annoyingly. But she ignores everyone else presence.
    To me it seems a weird behavior. The girls were hatched by their mother so they were not bonded to me. But she now follows me around like I am her mom. If I run she runs behind me. With this awful awful noise. It may become an issue in my urban environment If she don't shut up.
    Is she just still angry with me for forcing her off her nest or what? She is driving me crazy is this some how part of this broody behavior?
  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2016
    Don't know but does sound like she is angry you took her nest away ... LOL ... would be so cute to get a video of it.
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    It does sound like she considers you a threat, and she is warning the others about you.

    I have seen that kind of thing in my flock (Alba thinks Bean is a major worry, so whenever he comes into view, Alba chides, and lowers her head, sometimes running at him, following him around).

    Perhaps you could negotiate a truce. What treats does she like?

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