I think there is something wrong with my duck??!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Madeleinepb, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Madeleinepb

    Madeleinepb Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 23, 2016
    Hubert, NC
    He was fine like 20mins ago.
    He and other duck were swimming in their pool.
    And they start to clean and dry emselves.
    Now my one duck is chilling and cleaning himself but his wings won't stop moving slightly up and down on his side.
    Is he sick or cold?
    I brought em inside and put the heater on in their pen.
    What do I need to do?
    I'm nervous and looked up duck illness and their symptoms.
  2. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2014
    Some ducks just do that to dry off faster after a bath. Like little wing twitches? Nothing to worry about. He's probably stopped by now after he dried fully, right?
  3. Madeleinepb

    Madeleinepb Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 23, 2016
    Hubert, NC
    I was about to have nervous break down. I was about to take his butt to the vet and be a freaked out mama duck. He has stopped now and they are back outside now. I was looking up duck illness and I thought he had the duck plague. Omg my time having sucks has pets. So I'm everywhere. Thanks again
  4. arrowti

    arrowti Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2014
    That's normal duck behaviour. They do some weird things, like randomly dipping their heads constantly, or suddenly thrashing around and flapping all over the place making you think they're having a heart attack.

    Unfortunately for us, ducks will be ducks and scare us!

    Better to worry and nothing happen than to not worry and something happen. :)

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