Duck posture???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tia, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Out of 6 ducks, I have three fawn/white females. They all looked the same and had the same posture and then after one had surgery on its foot and was kept away from the others for a while I notice a difference in her posture. She is very vocal, but is also scrunched down all of the time like she doesn't have a neck. Is that because she is low duck of the group. She seems fine besides that. She stays away from the drake who used to pick on her.
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    As long as she seems healthy, I wouldn't worry about it. I have a Mallard that walks like that when she's broody, and every once in awhile my Khaki Campbell will walk around with her neck all scrunched up.
  3. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Thanks - I never noticed it before her surgery.
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Every now and then one of my runners walks around with the scrunched neck. It usually passes after a while.

    I do wonder what that is. They seem a little disgruntled about something. Maybe something is stuck in their crop?

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