just wondering. (peking order)

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  1. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can someone explain what is a peking order?
    and how to know if a duck is on top or below?
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    It is social status.

    The duck in command pecks on everyone and nobody pecks on him. The number 2 duck pecks on everyone but number 1. The number 3 duck pecks on everyone but 1 and 2. The last duck gets pecked on by everyone and can't peck on anybody.

    It's about who gets to eat first and who gets water first and who gets the mates. You can tell what the pecking order is by sitting quietly and observing. Ducks aren't nearly as vicious about it as chickens are.

    I think it is easiest to see at the feed trough. Who steps up and eats and who stands in back and waits their turn?
     
  3. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my 3 Muscovy ducks eat together but they dont let the pekin ducks eat [​IMG]
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:So you need to put out extra feeders away from the other one so the pekins can eat.
     

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