Ducks bobbing heads?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BigBlock, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. BigBlock

    BigBlock Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a magpie duck and a runner mix that are about 4 months old. (females) Lately they've started looking eachother in the face and bobbing their heads up and down. It's hilarious to watch, I'm just curious what they are doing? Is this some kind of mating thing? (and they don't realize they're both girls?)
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Yup, hormones are kicking in. Girls just wanna have fun, ya know. This is a clue to start giving them extra calcium, since eggs are probably within a month of showing up.

    Congratulations!
     
  3. BigBlock

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    Do you think they'll start laying this year? I thought they'd probably wait until spring since it's getting kind of late...
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I tell ya, BigBlock, ducks confound me. They might wait till spring, they might start in a month or two. They do not apparently read the books or follow the program.[​IMG]
     
  5. duckiesrule

    duckiesrule Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, I just saw my runners doing that this morning!

    How old are yours, BigBlock? Mine were hatched in mid-May (May 14ish).
     
  6. clbarley

    clbarley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls do it all the time! I think its really cute and funny! I first noticed it when they were in the pool before "mating" started....
     
  7. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    my Campbells did that to me when i walked by, I thought it was some sort of recognition thing
     
  8. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started that kind of diddly bop before mating.

    Guaranteed that every time I dump their pool and refill, we get a show of head bopping. It is like filling the little pools just brings out the dance (and of course the mating). My welsh harlequins were the youngest and they just joined in last week or so. Such curious creatures!
     

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