Ducks opening and closing beaks quickly and repeatedly

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chaddmbennett, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. chaddmbennett

    chaddmbennett Hatching

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    Hi,

    We are pretty new to the duck world, having our Khaki Campbell and Blue Swedish (sex still unknown) now for about 7 weeks.

    We have noticed that sometimes the ducks will quickly open and close their beaks repeatedly without making a sound. It can go on for 3-4 minutes at a time.

    We thought it was a fear response, since it often happened when we got close to them (they are very skittish, and don't seem to enjoy our company), but I also noticed that they were doing it while laying down.

    Any ideas on what this action is?

    Thanks!

    Chadd
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2009
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    They could have just eaten and are moving the food along. My ducks do this when they pig out [​IMG]
     
  3. itsmyaddiction

    itsmyaddiction Songster

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    Quote:Always make sure they have plenty of water when they are eating. Ducks cannot digest dry food without water, they don't intend to make such a mess when they eat, just the way they were created! Hope this helps!
     

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