duck squat? or something wrong?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickensducks&agoose, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Ok, i have 4 ducks and a randy gander. he was trying to mate one of my ducks (blue swede mix) last week.. focusing on that one duck. This week he is enamored of one of my other ducks, and she is lying down flat, and extending her neck, while he sort of bites her head and neck... little nips... then she sort of freaks out and flaps over to the other end of the yard... then comes back and lays down again... is this some sort of 'come hither' sort of move? or is she sick? the other thing is that he tried to mount her while she was lying on the ground... not in the water.. she squirmed out from under him, and he fell over onto his side.... are my birds normal or totally strange?

  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    The squat down - neck stretch is an open invitation to the male by the female. Sounds like your birds are young. They will figure it out! LOL
  3. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Songster

    Mar 25, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Welcome to the world of ducks/geese mating. When these breeds mate in the water and he holds her head down you think he will drowned her!! The gander may need his own lady too !
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2009
  4. yeah... i think that may be my summer project. Mrs. goose.
  5. etenn01

    etenn01 In the Brooder

    Jun 25, 2015
    Knoxville, Tennessee USA
    I am searching for an answer to one of my four 9 mo old girls. She walks around in the squatting position. This was really cute for the first few days. Now we are going on about two weeks. I have searched for an answer but can not find any reason for the squat walking behavior. Please help Here is a phot of them walking normal. I will try to snag one of the squat walker today. [​IMG]

  6. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chirping

    May 23, 2016
    New Hampshire
    She could be egg bound maybe?
  7. etenn01

    etenn01 In the Brooder

    Jun 25, 2015
    Knoxville, Tennessee USA
    Thank you very much I do have one lady who lays double yolks almost 5 days a week.

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