duck farts

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SamSimone, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. SamSimone

    SamSimone Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys,
    So, I've got a pretty weird question.
    I've got an 8 month old Indian runner duck.
    He's got this thing he does every day, sometimes more than one time.
    I've included pictures of the way it looks.
    The sounds that he makes with it is a really loud quack, and then he farts like an adult man haha.
    Does anyone know what this means?

    Thanks!
    Sam[​IMG]
     
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Gas?
     
  3. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure it's a "fart" and not just a mating display? Drakes will kind of stretch their neck up, put their heads down, and let out kind of a burp-like noise to display to the females (or to people if they are imprinted). I don't know if I explained it very well, but my drake does it all the time to his girls. ;)

    Additionally, if you could get a video of the behavior that would help alot I think. A little hard to tell exactly what's going on in the pics.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2015
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I am with Orca5094. Bean has done that in the swim pan a few times when he is feeling particularly frisky.
     
  5. SamSimone

    SamSimone Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys!
    I think it's what Orca5094 is explaining.
    It just really sounded like a fart haha.
    He only does it to me my mom and my sister lol.
    But thanks for explaining!

    Sam :)
     
  6. Jessica89

    Jessica89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in hysterics.. this is hilarious!
    I am so immature :')
    It's the title that got me!
     
  7. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad we could help solve the mystery of the Duck Fart. ;)
     
  8. yanakaye

    yanakaye Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha this tickled me. Ducks can't actually fart which is why it is so dangerous to give them anything carbonated. Looking at the pictures is what my drake does when i go out to talk to them. I think he is just excited and happy to see you. And showing off to the girl ducks [​IMG]
     

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