Ducks becoming more like rude siblings....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by happy duck, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. happy duck

    happy duck Crowing

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    My ducks have grown up together and have never been rude to each other. Lately they will take little nips at each other(never pulling feathers). I am not worried about it just wanted to hear some of yalls thoughts. I am going to blame this on peaking order, but could be something else. Also they are being more skittish then regular. They have bee very VERY scared of there pool and would rather choke then drink out of it. Maybe they just need a good swim to wash off there bad attitudes. Thanks for the help and please let me know if there is anything I can do...about rudeness and there pool problem. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Teen aged ducks frequently go through a spooky, quarrelsome stage. Not certain if it is changing hormonal levels or not, but it is a reality. They eventually come back to normal.
     
  3. happy duck

    happy duck Crowing

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    Thanks for letting me know! They are about 9 months so yes...it has got to be there teen age.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Feathered friends are awesome

    I was watching my Muscovy females today being prissy to each other no touching but talking trash and what ever they are saying to each other they are getting their point across. One would go for a drink and give their sis a look like nope don’t even think about it . Lol as for being scared of their pool I don’t know mine would love to have their pool but this time of year it’s hit or miss. Merry Christmas to you @happy duck
     
  5. happy duck

    happy duck Crowing

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    Merry Christmas to you! Thanks for the help! Sorry I missed this by the way...it did not come up in my alerts. My girls where being frisky over the treats today and my "man"(Jeffery-my male duck) put an end to it. He stood up and looked down at them and quacked real loud...he put them in place! Thanks again!
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  6. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Free Ranging

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    Merry Christmas! Last winter/spring my ducks were teens and were getting moody. I believe it’s just there hormones kicking in. That spring was super crazy for me. The ducks were going crazy towards each other! Things have settled down and they love each other
     
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  7. SuperDuck

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    Chuck and Buck were definitely butting heads tonight. They came inside fighting like a couple of idiots. When my son split them up, they started nipping at him. He put them to bed early. They fought in their cage. Finally my son put one under each arm, walked them out back, tossed both their butts in the pool.

    They are now happy content, snuggled up next to each other in their cage watching Spongebob before bed.
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Feathered friends are awesome

    Watching Soongebob !!! :gig
     
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  9. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck Chirping

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    It's their favorite!
     

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  10. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Pancake!

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    I’ve seen it all now! Adorable ducks! :love
     
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