Duck is pointing the floor with his beak.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kurak3000, May 23, 2019.

  1. kurak3000

    kurak3000 Chirping

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    Hi. I come with another mysterious question :)
    One of my ducks sits down more often than the others.
    Before he sits down he very slowly lowers his head down, just like in the picture.
    When his beak touches the floor, his legs are shaking, he sits down fastly. It looks a bit like he wants to do a poo or stretch his back, or maybe adjust crop.
    He eats special feed for ducks, and have water all the time. I think he will be drake, because others start quacking a bit.
    Do you think he is behaving normally? Otrhers dont behave like that.
    Link to movie clip: (not showing the part when he is lowering his beak)
     

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  2. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    This is not normal. It almost looks as if he is using his beak for balance before he sits. He looks weak.

    Is he eating/drinking/pooping normal?
    Are his eyes and nose clear?
    Does he sneeze or make any unusual noises?
    How is his breathing?
    Does he otherwise act normal?

    @Miss Lydia @casportpony @chickens really
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    That definitely isn't normal...Do you provide Grit?
    I'm sorry I've never seen that behaviour and think something is wrong.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

    I agee, not normal. What are you feeding him? Is a vet an option?
     
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  5. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    That's definitely not good at all. My recommendation is to start him on vitamins immediately, B12 Complex and maybe some Save-a-Chick water (powder packets are less than $1 each and make 1 gallon). You can let all of them have it.
     
  6. kurak3000

    kurak3000 Chirping

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  7. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    Definitely sounds and looks like a vitamin deficiency.
     
  8. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    Vitamins, nutrition, and hidration will help alot, But to me holding its bill like that means "i am realy unwell"
     
  9. kurak3000

    kurak3000 Chirping

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    I have vit D for humans (oil in capsules) and food for chicken layers. Will it be useful for something ?
     
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  10. kurak3000

    kurak3000 Chirping

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    Hi is holding his beak like that only when he wants to sit down.
     

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