Anyone else have "disturbed" ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kodiakchicken, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have three female ducks that we got last March. Zipper, a black Cayuga; Baby Blue, a blue Swede and Maggie, a Magpie. They are wonderful pets, get along great with the chickens, kids, dogs etc. Zipper is our lead duck and the friendlier of the 3. She will come up to us and sometimes let us pick her up or hold her. The other two wont' even let us touch them.

    Since it got cold and dark, Zipper has become louder than normal (which was already loud). She quacks at the top of her little ducky lungs over anything and everything. Quacks to be let out of her pen, quacks while standing in the yard, quacks on the back porch. What is up with her??? Is she just bored? Do you think she misses her swimming pool (it's frozen)? Sometimes there's a real reason, like she needs her water bowl refilled, but other times I can't find any obvious reason. It can get to be a bit much after awhile. The other two are still quiet. They did stop laying about 3 weeks ago, but that's typical due to the darkness.

    Anyone else have the same situation?
     
  2. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Maybe she is just mad at it being cold and you know how us women can get when our world is turned upside down.....ie the pool is gone!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's probably it. I just never thought I'd be the type of person that would end up sticking my head out the door and yelling at a duck "what do you want now???"
     
  4. DuckLady

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    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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  7. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What's wrong with that? [​IMG]

    There's not really anything wrong with it except I usually get quacked back at. It's bad enough that my 8 year old talks back but do I have to take it from the ducks too???? [​IMG]
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I get bossed around all day by 3 cats. At least the ducks lay eggs!!!
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I usually end up yelling at the potbelly that he is NOT starving to death, and yes I AM coming with his food! [​IMG] Of course he doesn't listen, just keeps squeeling at me [​IMG]

    I haven't resorted to yelling at the ducks yet! [​IMG]
     

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