Duck hen behavior question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by toadbriar, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mazel is my 16 week old Ancona hen, who lives with 5 other hens and 2 drakes. She is 5 weeks older than the rest of them. Over the past two weeks she's been approaching others in a tall posture, head up but with her chin down, clucking a distinctive staccato cluck I haven't heard any of them make before. What's she saying?

    I have seen them pinch at each other to say "get out of my way!" so I imagine this other thing means something else.

    thanks!!
     
  2. Chloe

    Chloe Out Of The Brooder

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    maybe she is trying to assert herself and let them know that she is the boss lol i assume ducks have a pecking order the same way chickens do
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Could she be flirting?
     
  4. Aaronblackman

    Aaronblackman Out Of The Brooder

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    If she is 5 weeks older, she is most probally showing off what she has and the others dont, like someone said above, a pecking order [​IMG]
     

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