Saxony drake stomping in the mud?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cmart009, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. cmart009

    cmart009 In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2010
    Northern Indiana
    Hey guys, long time no post in my regard.

    Question regarding my Saxony drake, Jax: Is puddle stomping normal in ducks? Yesterday after I dumped their pool water out, they all proceeded to dabble around as normal. However, I noticed that Jax would dabble, then stand up, and then start stomping his feet in the water where he was dabbling at! While this was extremely funny to watch, it made me wonder why he did this. I never noticed it before.

    So, my question is that: Is this stomping normal? None of my other ducks seem to do this. The only reasons I can think that he did this were these:

    1. To make more mud to dabble in, or to churn the ground around.
    2. To bring bugs and worms to the surface to eat.
    3. Joy?

    Heh. Good 'ol Jax. A laugh a minute with him.

  2. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

    Jun 7, 2011
    yep its normal my 8 weeks old diveing in my mud and stommp in it lol!!!!!!!!!!
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Quote:Mud stomping! A personal favorite of mine. I love when they do that. Mine also do it in their water bowls.
    I'd say it's because they like the feel of mud between their toes, but there is no "between" their toes! [​IMG]
  4. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Songster

    May 13, 2011
    Yeah it's normal. I think it is so funny when they do that. But I haven't had a duck do it in a long time.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011

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