Muscovy behavior Question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CherpNPeep, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. CherpNPeep

    CherpNPeep Songster

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    So today, I was refilling my muscovies water bucket and when I stepped in the run, I heard the loudest hiss ever from my male muscovy to the point where It sounded more like a huff. Is it angry at me? He's acting very moody at the moment. :fl:ya
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    He's probably complaining about the Canadian winter.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Mine are always hissing and a huffing, it's pretty normal behavior.
     
  4. Le Moth

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    My boy talks a lot, hissing and huffing. It's normal :)
    However if it's a long, drawn out, vibrating hiss while standing very still then that is aggressive. Same with stretching his neck along the ground and shaking himself off like a dog.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    :goodpost:Yeah, I would worry if mine did that to me!
     
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  6. CherpNPeep

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    He's shaking his tail alot while huffing.
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    My Muscovy drake loves to talk to me and wag his tail. It's typical behavior for Muscovy's.
     
  8. SkyeT

    SkyeT Songster

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    I love it when Cupcake talks to us. Tons of huffing, hissing, tail wagging and body shaking. He is awesome. If he is talking to you, consider it a privilege.
     
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  9. Paulinew18

    Paulinew18 In the Brooder

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    Love reading some explanation on Muscovy behavior! Any idea as to what it means when my Drake's look like Elvis with the puffed up hair?
     
  10. Le Moth

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    Yeah, that's completely normal, they do it for a lot of reasons, just depends on the context.
    Sounds like your boy is excited :)
     
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