Ducks Vibrating Their Necks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Finny, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to introduce a new duck to my flock, and whenever my flock gets close to the new duck their necks start vibrating. What exactly does this mean?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Vibrating? Like, jerking really quickly? I haven't seen that here, I don't think.
     
  3. Luminide

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    I've seen that multiple times- I've taken to thinking of it as a really aggressive action. My pekins in particular are prone to this. When they see a new duck invading their area, they do this before lashing out to bite hard or shove with their beaks. The vibrating stops when the new ducks are put away or they're all distracted with food. If I were you, I'd give the new duck a fenced area of its own until you can allow it out with the others without this vibrating happening.
     
  4. Finny

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    Its not jerking or if it is, it is VERY fast jerking. It looks like shivers but only on their necks and they only do this when they see the other duck. Its very strange.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

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  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Wow…. thanks, all, I have not seen that. huh. Aren't ducks something else?
     
  7. alexwilko

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    My male duck (call) does this before he decides to throw himself at my poor dog who is usually minding his own business pottering around the garden! He has been known to do this to my 2yr old daughter too.... We all find it highly entertaining! It's a good way to know when he is about to charge!!! Ha ha!!!! The funniest is the dogs face! He looks at the duck as if to say "wat the hell r u doing, freak!" [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

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    [​IMG] my gander does it too which usually means I am seriously thinking about biting.
     
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  9. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys! All your answers make a lot of sense. After observing this behavior more closely, they do usually do it before trying to peck the new duck. Thanks again :)
     
  10. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually the link Miss Lydia posted makes sense too. I guess they could also be happy/excited about the new duck
     

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