dominance/aggression?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WaddleWagon, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. WaddleWagon

    WaddleWagon Out Of The Brooder

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    good afternoon,

    I have noticed lately that both my male and female pekin will suddenly stand still, their head will shake a bit then theyll lunge their neck and chest a bit forward. Is this a dominance thing? They do not do it to each other, I have noticed them do this to my dog that never pays them any mind and to myself or my husband, no biting alongside with the action.
    What is the deal, I assumed it was dominance, should i be concerned at all.

    Thanks
    stacy
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Unsure....mating ritual? :confused:
     
  3. WaddleWagon

    WaddleWagon Out Of The Brooder

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    Idk it's very odd to me thought I could try here.
     
  4. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they lunging their head over something if it's there? My boys started doing a little thing like this at about 15weeks and if my shoe was nearby they'd jut their head across my shoe.

    With my boys it was dominance or mating ritual. I don't really know which though.

    OH wait!

    Is it like this?
    https://instagram.com/p/BI3cbhoBCNg/
     
  5. Lilki

    Lilki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My male did this at about 4 months old, just before he started mounting the female. He did it to my shoe. He tried it on the dog. He tried to jump up my back a few times. Horny teenager I guess. I think the shaking can mean several things but generally it happens when they're excited or anxious about something.
     
  6. WaddleWagon

    WaddleWagon Out Of The Brooder

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    its a bit similar to that video yes. They only do it to an item which was one time myself, husband and my dog. Maybe it is a mating, could that be? They are only a little over 3 mos now. Theyre very interesting to watch to say the least. both male and female are doing this though so thats why i figured maybe its a dominance thing. I guess as long as its nothing to worry about then its fine [​IMG]
     
  7. Sfraker

    Sfraker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The video is boys showing off and trying to court. If the duck shivers (like a Chihuahua) then strikes forward with their bill it can be a warning to leave them alone or that they are stressed.
     
  8. WaddleWagon

    WaddleWagon Out Of The Brooder

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    that makes sense. its usually when the dog is outside minding his business-- yet they follow him & taunt him around the yard. go figure, thanks for everyones help
     

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