Duck throwing bedding over back?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cl0ud, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. cl0ud

    cl0ud Out Of The Brooder

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    Lately my six month old Buff has stopped laying and stays in the coop and covering herself with bedding. When she goes outsie she will also throw leaves and grass behind her as she walks, like she stills wants the cocoon around her.

    any thoughts on what this means/ what I should do?
     
  2. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure she's not just trying to bathe in the leaves/bedding? Ducks will do that when they want to bathe but aren't in the water, they still do the bathing behavior. Looks pretty hysterical if you ask me. ;)

    Other than that, I have no idea! What an odd behavior. Any chance you could post a video of her doing it?
     
  3. seashoreduck

    seashoreduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have absolutely no idea on my end but I second the idea of a video. That's gotta be adorable albeit concerning.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I've seen my ducks and even my chickens and geese do this in their nest while laying toss bedding over their bodies. Have you felt her belly just to rule out there isn't an egg stuck?
     
  5. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Wobbles did this with kale. He still kind of does, actually...just "ptooey", over it goes! Is it similar to this?

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  6. Kaessa

    Kaessa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh My God, he is so adorable.
     
  7. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omg, Wobbles! Every time I see him I just die of cute! :)
     

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