could you lay your head on your back, sleep standing on one foot and, not lose your balance?

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Mar 12, 2012


don't look if fowl things give you the willies


Question: Have you noticed ducks sleeping with their bills tucked under their feathers?


MallardIt may look uncomfortable, but this is a way for ducks to keep warmer.

Bills obviously have no feathers, so they can lose a lot of heat. To solve this problem the duck just tucks the bill into some feathers. Think of it like putting your hands in a jacket pocket on a chilly day.

Look at those same ducks and if they are standing up I bet you will see that they often stand on one leg and tuck the other into their feathers. Same thing – saves heat.