Head Bobbing?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pekinduck<3er, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. pekinduck<3er

    pekinduck<3er Chillin' With My Peeps

    what does it mean when my male cayuga bobs his head with my female she does it back?

    And he wags his tail?

    What do these things mean they are 3 months old or 4? i forgot...

    But they have never tryed breeding my other couple yes but not them they are younger..

    What does it mean??? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Plz Help!!! [​IMG]
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    He's singing, "I'm in the mood for love . . . . ."

    And she's winking at him.

    I think.
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    That's a little young, but that would be flirting. I've never seen ducks that young flirt, at least in the wild.
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    My ducks started flirting somewhere between three and four months, closer to three. I remember because they started about a month before the first duck laid and egg, and the first egg came at sixteen weeks, three days, but who's counting?

    Do you have free choice oyster shell available? It may be time. That needs to start before they lay.
  5. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Awwwww! Love is in the air. [​IMG]
  6. pekinduck<3er

    pekinduck<3er Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thnx for the advice!

    but when will they start breeding and lay their first egg? mine are cayugas so i dont know
  7. JosieR

    JosieR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2010
    Orange County, NY
    whenever any of my ducks shake their tale, my 14 year old son says, "come and get it" boy humor LOL

    It was probably a month after mine started doing that when the eggs came.
  8. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    I think it varies from duck to duck, but I hear of ducks laying anywhere from 16 weeks old, to 25 weeks. Breeding pretty much starts when they sexually mature.

    The head bobbing I notice from my ducks, when they're flirty or when they are happy to see me. My hen does it when my drake gets too far away from her, or when she's trying to herd or boss the other ducks as well.
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    The head bobbing is a flirting as others have said. Mine usually don't start before 22-24 weeks, but they are big pekins and rouens. I don't remember how old my young cayugas were when they started laying.
  10. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    I started giving oyster shells once my girls were doing their head bob dance.
    That was followed by riding ducks around the pool.
    Which was then followed by laying eggs.

    Took about a month from their little dance to laying.

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