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pecking peking ducks??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lisabug, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. lisabug

    lisabug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mucky ducks must be hitting puberty. Until about 1 week ago they were friendly enough but wanted to keep their 5-10 ft distance from me in our animal yard. Then...one day they started following me around quacking...so I talked back....the next day they got real close and I started petting them....

    NOW...they want to chase my feet and my stepdaughters feet. They aren't really hurting us...just going after our feet. If we bend down to pet them they stop or if we squirt them with the water hose (which they LOVE) they stop. We haven't been feeding them from the ground...and all their physical duck needs are being met. They hatched early march and they are both males (we have 2)...is this a phase? are they playing? are they being bratty? are they being mean? is there a correct way to correct this?

    Anyone have ideas?
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    They are flirting with you. They don't mean to hurt you they are showing affection. They bite because they don't have lips to kiss you with. [​IMG]
     
  3. Nessy

    Nessy Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine just tried to eat my toes, when my toes would not come off they tried harder then it hurt! Ducks are very stubborn birds they will keep trying just because they can.

    You have to remember to ducks your toes look like huge tasty grubs just asking to be eaten up! [​IMG]
     

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