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Duck sleeps with legs out

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Beakertheduck, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Beakertheduck

    Beakertheduck Just Hatched

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    Hello everyone, I am just curious if anyone has seen a duck sleep like this. Beaker, a male mallard, is about a month old, and ever since he was a day old. he sleeps with both legs stretched out behind him. I think it is adorable I just have never seen this before haha


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  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!

    Yep, many of us duck lovers are lucky enough to have experienced the 'drop dead tired' duckling sprawl, lol... not all do it, but the ones that do seem do it when they're the most relaxed and in the safest places they know...
     
  3. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Mallards do that. It's so funny! I call it lazy leg.
     
  4. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine did that as ducklings, too. Usually when they were hot and wanted to cool their legs down a bit.
     
  5. Beakertheduck

    Beakertheduck Just Hatched

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    That makes sense. I have noticed that his feet have been really hot. I live in VT and it's been 80-90 degrees. I had to bring in a fan for him because he was panting a lot. Thank you!
     
  6. Beakertheduck

    Beakertheduck Just Hatched

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    I know! I love when he does it. It is usually followed by a massive ducky yawn!
     
  7. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my Pekin doing the lazy leg!
     
  8. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nevermind. It won't let me upload a picture.
     
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  9. Beakertheduck

    Beakertheduck Just Hatched

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    Oh bummer, I may be getting a pekin soon. A friend can't take care of him anymore :/, but I am so excited!
     
  10. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have fun with that[​IMG]. Pekins are messy!
     
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