Nicole Alderman wrote:
It's very odd. It's usually "Ack" our rescue duck (more about Ack here). I'm honestly wondering if there's something more wrong with Ack than just her missing bill. One of the other ducks we got from Ack's previous owner also does the lay-down-with-neck-stretched out thing. All five of the ducks we got from the same place, all have slightly weird skull shapes. The owner said they were peking/runner/cayuga crosses, and all five of the ducklings look distinct, so I wouldn't think there's genetic deformities due to inbreeding, but maybe?
I tried to get a video of them, but they didn't do it again. It seems to happen in the morning. Tomorrow morning, I'll take my camera out.
Here's a picture of Ack with her weird shape--all four of her siblings have the same problem, even if only she and Qua have the messed up beaks. None of my other ducks have been lying down, and none of them have the weird shape of the head. I'll try and take a better picture of the other ducks.
Jay Angler wrote:Our geese sometimes bug our ducks as a "dominance" thing. I'd certainly keep an eye out.
That said, ducks lying down with their necks stretched out sounds really weird for ducks. Even a photo of the duck position that's triggering the geese might be useful.
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