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my drake is a sissy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lovesduckies, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    it's been raining here a lot the past few days. i have one broody duck 3 crazy females enjoying the rain and then we have my drake who seems miserable. lol poor thing he's been sitting by the opening of the pen wagging his tail for days. i wish i could bring him in i feel bad for him. [​IMG] while my 3 girls are digging for bugs, running around, playing in the pool, my drake just sits there and watches the door.
     
  2. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to the lake earlier this morning and it was very rainy and windy. All of the ducks were loving it, getting their fill of worms and bugs being drowned in puddles gathering on the lawns. But, poor Tom, he's just sitting there in the rain with his head curled down, not even tucked under his feathers. And, the two trouble-making ganders, normally very lively, looked totally miserable with their necks curled down, also.

    I wanted to get out and give Tom some birdseed, but it was too rainy. I think he can wait a couple of days.

    ETA: Usually, Tom goes over and sleeps under the trees across the bay, but he always waits there every morning for someone to feed him birdseed even though no one's fed him there for almost a month. I mostly just come up to say hi to him.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2010
  3. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    aweeee poor Tom!!! i know Duckie is like just sitting there like he almost looks like a penguin! lol i wish i could get a picture but he will move as soon as he sees me LOL ohhh i think i can try. poor guy he looks irritated. [​IMG] poor baby.
     
  4. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww poor ducky!!
    Haha my drake is a sissy, too... he runs away from the older scovie girls and hides behind me... then jumps in my lap for cuddles
     
  5. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    hahahaa my drake is a lap duck too!!!!! he bites me until i pick his big butt up and put him on my lap i have a really cute picture of us framed in my room. i wish he would run away from my girls sometimes. he's a little flirt
     
  6. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Poor Duckie..I remember what he was like the first time Quackers sat. It really would be best to bring him inside for just a little while...Tell you mum I said he is lonely for his old home and just wants to visit inside for an hour or so.
     
  7. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    ha yeah right! he's soaking wet! it hasn't stopped raining. i started playing peek a boo with him in the window LOL he has those 3 girls to talk to.
     
  8. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are his feathers not repelling water? If he has a plugged oil gland or for some other reason his feathers are not well-oiled, he'll get wet to the skin and be cold and miserable--which could be dangerous to him.

    Poor guy. [​IMG] Hope he gets to enjoy the wet soon, or that it dries out and warms up for him. Can you build him a small shelter to get him out of the rain--just a little wooden lean-to or something, duck-sized?
     
  9. K4zn4v3

    K4zn4v3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Muscovy drake does the same thing. When ever it rains he will be sitting upright, not moving and looking miserable. I put him in his closed run when it rains so he cant be that miserable since his huddlebox is only about 10 feet from where he likes to sit.
     
  10. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    it's still kind of raining but he's happy now cuz his wife is off the nest and outside playing in mud puddles with him. he is repelling water, but he was a spoiled house duck for 7 months.
     

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