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why are my ducks doing this??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kkattt, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. kkattt

    kkattt Chirping

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    They are keeping their bills open?? Are they too hot?? [​IMG]
     

  2. tbitt

    tbitt Songster

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    We have been under a heat advisory the past few days.... My ducks have been doing the same thing.

    I think it is like panting in a dog, the hotter they are the more the pant. [​IMG]
     
  3. kkattt

    kkattt Chirping

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    That is what I was thinking! [​IMG]
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Mine do it too.
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Yup - panting. Can you give them some cool water to sit in?
     
  6. kkattt

    kkattt Chirping

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    Going to clean their pool out now! [​IMG]
     
  7. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    My ducks like it when I get the hose and put an attachment on it that makes the water into a mist.
     

  8. Speceider

    Speceider Songster

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    It's known as gular flutter. Similar to, but not the same as panting. Done to disipate heat.

    Clint
     
  9. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:Yep, do this several times a day and along with their pool(and a shady place to lay in the dirt) and they'll do OK.
     

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