When do ducks start tucking their heads?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JStark, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. JStark

    JStark Out Of The Brooder

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    It's a silly question, but I feel bad because my little girls' heads just keep falling forward all the time, so... when do they start tucking their heads over their backs, like I see adult ducks doing?
     
  2. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    usually once they get some feathers in, to keep their beaks warm. Mine are about 8 weeks old and do it...
     
  3. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a few more weeks. They start preening and their necks go all over the place!
     
  4. JStark

    JStark Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I was wondering because right now they try to sleep with their heads forward, and they keep falling over/lolling off to the side.
     
  5. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aww. mine would slip their bill under their wing before they even had feathers. the wing was tiny and only baby fuzz, but they still tried! they do it all the time now and is so cute when the talk to you with their bill under their wing! too lazy to get up
     

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