Ducks bickering ???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by luvmyduckies, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. luvmyduckies

    luvmyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This week a few but mostly 2 females are acting out with each other. They push their chests up to each other and kind of push each others necks with their beaks. I have 18 ducks and have not seen this behavior before, I have seen the males sometimes bicker and compete over a female mostly chasing but have never really seen the females do anything.
    Is this aggression or something else? The temperature has been single digits and they are penned up more with the shorter days. Could this be the issue? Any thoughts? Thanks in advance. Also it seems to be the Pekin female who has started this. Are Pekins typically more aggressive?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    So Funny.......Yep....Being locked in more. Always gets the feathers ruffled....Possibly not really fighting? Boredom comes to mind....Sometimes my two Hens who my Drake really likes bicker over him, the water, who eats first.....Winter sucks....


    Cheers!
     
  3. luvmyduckies

    luvmyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. luvmyduckies

    luvmyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wondere if they are hungrier. So i gave them double the amount of food tonight
     
  5. lindsbradway

    lindsbradway Out Of The Brooder

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    I have all 10 of my welsh harlequin's couped up because of the colder weather and they do this sometimes, they bicker and are extremely loud when they want more food and water. I believe mine are more bored than anything, maybe yours are bored as well,

    Good luck!
     

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