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do ducks sleep the entire night?

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ive noticed as soon as my birds go into the coop at night the chickens fall right to sleep, the goose is always awake, and sometimes the duck is awake sometimes she is asleep.  so do ducks sleep the whole night through like chickens or do they tay awake through part of it like geese?  and do the sleep with their head tucked in their wings?

10 layers, 8 Meat Birds  2 Geese , 1 Duck, 2 Bulldogs, 2 Guinea Pigs, 2 Beehives, & Tilapia Fish
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10 layers, 8 Meat Birds  2 Geese , 1 Duck, 2 Bulldogs, 2 Guinea Pigs, 2 Beehives, & Tilapia Fish
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as evidenced by the poop all over, mine don't sleep all night. At least not yet.

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Mine used to sleep through the night, when they were very little.  From what I have seen and heard, my ducks (runners) are nappers.  They sleep a few hours, bills tucked under wings, perhaps cooing a little, then they are up looking around.

I smiled to see your question today, because last night, for the first time in a long time, if ever, my duck Sechs woke up around 2:30 a.m. feeling very chatty.  Not yelling, not alarmed, just chatting.  Around 3 a.m. I decided to try turning out their night light (in the past when I have tried this, mayhem ensued).  Click, off the light.  I waited.  After a bit, her chatter subsided and then stopped.  No mayhem.  Good night, duck sweeties.

Tonight I think we will try going without the light all night.

Please consider adopting rescued ducks.

 

David Holderread:  

People often ask if they should "put down" a bird that has suffered major injuries.  In my experience, birds appreciate the opportunity to recover.  Ducks have an amazing ability to heal, even from injuries that appear to be catastrophic.

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Please consider adopting rescued ducks.

 

David Holderread:  

People often ask if they should "put down" a bird that has suffered major injuries.  In my experience, birds appreciate the opportunity to recover.  Ducks have an amazing ability to heal, even from injuries that appear to be catastrophic.

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Yup mine are nappers. Up for a while, sleep, wake-up and fool around some more, lol. Most of the time they're pretty quiet at night, but every once in a while they decide to throw a party! lol

2 daughters and a baby on the way!, 1 Saint Bernard/Great Pyrenees Mix, 1 Neapolitan Mastiff, 1 Golden Retriever, 2 cats, 2 Pekin ducks, One black Swedish,  a Saxony, 4 Runner ducklings, and an Arabian horse!

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2 daughters and a baby on the way!, 1 Saint Bernard/Great Pyrenees Mix, 1 Neapolitan Mastiff, 1 Golden Retriever, 2 cats, 2 Pekin ducks, One black Swedish,  a Saxony, 4 Runner ducklings, and an Arabian horse!

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LOL!! I don't think mine EVER sleep! Night or day! There are always a couple of them awake cause I hear them all day and all night. The girls are real talkers. They are Pekin and Pekin mixes. Now the muscovies, on the other hand, are quiet of course. I do see the babies sleeping sometimes.

8 Muscovies, 1 Cayuga, 1 Black Swedish, 2 Muscovy/Pekin mixes, 2 purebred Pekins. Also three dogs (German Shepherd, German Shepherd/Collie Mix, Lab/Chow mix), LOTS of cats (I have a feral colony that I manage).  I am wife to a very patient, wonderful, understanding, loving husband, and mom to a fantastic teenage son.

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8 Muscovies, 1 Cayuga, 1 Black Swedish, 2 Muscovy/Pekin mixes, 2 purebred Pekins. Also three dogs (German Shepherd, German Shepherd/Collie Mix, Lab/Chow mix), LOTS of cats (I have a feral colony that I manage).  I am wife to a very patient, wonderful, understanding, loving husband, and mom to a fantastic teenage son.

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