what does it mean when a muscovy hisses?

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  1. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just curious for future reference when my babies grow up, when they hiss are they being aggressive or just talking?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    When any duck or goose hisses it means "Get the #!$!#@$ out of my FACE!!" [​IMG]
     
  3. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for muscovy's too? cuz i read that they don't quack and that's the only noise they can make and is mistaken as aggression but isn't
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    My friend (who I'm talking to on the phone with right now) says they make a kind of chirping sound. Hissing is aggression.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:yep aggression, my drake does it to the other drake all the time and raises the feathers on top of his head at the same time.
     
  6. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    hmm i understood that was the male mucovy way of 'talking' [​IMG]
     
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  7. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovies make a hissing noise, it sounds like someone is trying to talk but has lost their voice...it tickles me...they come running and hissing and come to meet me when they see I have the food scoop... I don't think it's aggression at all. because they don't quack.
     
  8. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    It's not agression, it's expression. It's how they communicate & the boys hiss more than the girls. BUT, hens will hiss if they are brooding and feel threatened by someone/something, but it is because they're scared, not just outright agression.
     
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  9. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it depends on each persons version of hissing. Boys kinda make a hissing sound just talking but when they are mad it's a louder different hiss I think. I'd think it could be both depending on whos listening LOL
     
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  10. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everybody for your feedback [​IMG]
     

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