Duck behavior Question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by The Duck Ladie, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    Hello, I have a question about duck behavior. I was wondering why my boys ducks sometimes put their head's in line with their bodies like in the picture
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    And run around? It's not in my duck book, so i thought I'd ask. Thank you in advance!
     
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  2. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like a courtship display. My drake did what you are describing, but in the water.
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  3. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    That's what I thought. Thanks
     
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  4. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome!
     
  5. I know this is old, but when I had Peep, we would do it around DuckDuck, and then, he uh, did his thing.
     
  6. BrookLynn140

    BrookLynn140 New Egg

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    Do only drakes do this.? I have a magpie that I thought was a female, and she does this all the time outside of water. Whenever me or my pit go near her(or she will run up to the pit) she will get into this position, I kinda figured it was a submissive sign, but you guys have only mentioned drakes doing it.
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    My Duckling is only 3 weeks old and he did the wing flap and ran the same way .....I believe Bouncer is a Drake Duckling....I think it has to do with excitement and not breeding or courtship...

    Cheers!
     
  8. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So thats what grunt means.Thought it was just a young drake things,my oldest rarely does it.
     
  9. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its quite simple to tell hen from drake once they get about 5 or 6 months.Drakes have a curl on the tail,and have a raspier voice.,and depdning on the breed,they usually are prettier.
     

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