Call Duck Help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dec1an, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Dec1an

    Dec1an Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a pair of call ducks, one male and one female. Im just concerned about the female. She makes more noise than the male (which i know happens anyway, not just in ducks :p) but its none stop, ive checked her health and everythings fine but she will continuously quack. Is this normal or is there something wrong with her?

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  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Ummmm, call ducks are notoriously noisy. It's what they do: call. Loudly.
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    call ducks were first used to CALL in wild ducks for hunters, she is normal
     
  4. Dec1an

    Dec1an Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh ok thanks for the advice. Come to think of it we live just off a nature reserve and she will quack and you will hear other ducks miles away quacking aswell
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Hence the name Call ducks. LOL I have 10 of them, and they are all very noisy. The females most of all.

    ~ Aspen
     
  6. Dec1an

    Dec1an Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah tell me about it. Just another question aswell, when do they start to lay eggs? Ive heard they lay in batches? But they are about 6 months old (its winter in england though) so will they start to lay in spring? I havent seen the male trying to mate yet, what will the signs be? As i would like to have a go at incubating the eggs. Thanks
     
  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    you are likely not going to see eggs until daylight increases and spring is coming.
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I know exactly how you feel. God forbid they lose track of their duck friends. You can hear them in the house an acre away. Crazy things... So very loud..
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Will this be your first time incubating or incubating ducks? If so you might want to try a different breed. Many people have trouble hatching calls.
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Signs for mating?


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    Sweet talking.

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    Then squatting.

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    Then mounting.

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    Bow chicka wow wow.

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    Of course you can't get your mate on without a few jealous ducks.

    Mine were hatched July 4th 2012. They are the same age as your pair.
     

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