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Drakes make weird noise?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by annarogetta, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. annarogetta

    annarogetta Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2014
    Holden Massachusetts
    All of my ducks are 5 months old and my girls started to lay some eggs. But the real issue is that my males do this weird thing where they raise their bodies, fluff up a bit, and then make this goose-like/hiccup-like noise, after that they are fine. It is only my males that do this, so I don't know if it is a sexual response or even if it is a normal behavior or not. Everyone is doing well and very healthy, just want to know what this behavior is and if I should be worried about it.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2014
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Sounds familiar - I believe it is a drake hormone-driven behavior.
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    Yeah, they're flirting and showing off for the girls.

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