New to ducks. Need some help, please.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mirandadevin, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Mirandadevin

    Mirandadevin Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys. [​IMG] I'm still kinda new to ducks. I have two 8 month old penkin girls:) I have been noticing some strange habits though. When they are swimming, one will get on the others back and push her head under water. Is this normal? If not, what is it and how do I stop it?? Please reply! It'll help me a lot![​IMG]
     
  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Sounds like one of your girls might be a boy. Can you post pics?
     
  3. Mirandadevin

    Mirandadevin Out Of The Brooder

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    If I can figure out how, sure:)
     
  4. Mirandadevin

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  5. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    hello.
    we have 4 ducks, 1 is a drake. they do the same thing in their pools. its mating.
     
  6. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    Quote:from the photo, the one standing appears to be a drake. the duck laying down, not sure.
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whqt do their quacks sound like? Does one have a VERY loud anoyying quack? And does the other have a very low raspy quack? If one is raspy then thats a boy, if one is loud, then its a girl. And, does one have some curly tail feathers? If so then thats a boy. Boys =curly tail feathers, and low raspy quacks. Girls= VERY loud quacks, and straigh tail fethers..

    PS: this doesnt work with muscovys [​IMG]
     
  8. Mirandadevin

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    Neither of them are raspy or have curly tail feathers. So are they just pretending to mate? I'll post a better picture.
     
  9. Mirandadevin

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  10. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are hens... Sometimes hens will get "lonely" and mate each other if there is no male around...
     

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