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Ducks hanging their heads down.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sfetsch, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. sfetsch

    sfetsch Out Of The Brooder

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    my ducks are about 16 weeks old. Everytime I pick them up they hang their head down. My pekin only does it while holding her. My other duck does it when I have my hands on him when he's on the floor or when picking him up. Any ideas why. Included some pics.

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    They probably want down. The body usually follows the head unless they are being restrained.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Good Golly.....:lau

    They are trying to keep their balance when picked up ...:th.....Ducks do not like getting picked up....:frow
     
  4. sfetsch

    sfetsch Out Of The Brooder

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    I just wanted to make sure there was nothing wrong with them. They don't squirm when holding them so I didn't even think of that.
     
    chickens really likes this.

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