Duck swirls often

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jendarwin, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. jendarwin

    jendarwin Out Of The Brooder

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    For quiet few weeks now I see my duck swirl a couple of times.. he tries to catch his leg swirling.. is it normal? Because the female does not do any of this.. has someone seen this?
     
  2. jendarwin

    jendarwin Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone [​IMG]
     
  3. rachelsflock

    rachelsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you elaborate on the swirling behavior? I'm not sure people understand. Is he turning in a circle to chase his leg or something else?
     
  4. jendarwin

    jendarwin Out Of The Brooder

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    He's after his leg in circles
     
  5. rachelsflock

    rachelsflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, I wonder if he's having joint pain or something. Maybe a vitamin B supplement in his water would help, or at least prevent future issues. I'm interested to see if anyone else has any ideas.
     
  6. jendarwin

    jendarwin Out Of The Brooder

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    I do give him all that.. he plays and runs around well.. he eats n poops well too.. but I wonder why he does this weird thing..
     
  7. jofanx

    jofanx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it itches? Have you taken a close look at it? Skin rashes?
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Bouncer also loved to noodle his feet...My others love noodling each other's feet....As long as it eating well and doing good...?...Its just playing....A toilet paper roll is a great toy for Ducklings as long as it stays dry...

    Best wishes..:)
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2017
  9. jendarwin

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    Iv examined his leg and it seems to be all fine thou..
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Then it is Fine...It needs more stimulation and likes to play...:)....
     

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