1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Da' Cute and Cuddly Call Duck thread!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LeBlackbird, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. priss

    priss Chillin' With My Peeps

    722
    3
    131
    Sep 13, 2009
    Isle of Wight
    Here they are after successfully getting treats after making a racket!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. callducklover20

    callducklover20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    419
    0
    119
    May 5, 2010
    Bonner Springs, KS
    Im up to 6 now, 6 very very spoiled rotten ducks-I love my calls so much, I just set some eggs this weekend lol. Im not letting anyone talk me out of any more of my babies til I get some more females-finally have 2, at least my boys never fight [​IMG] except my favorite grey Bubbles keeps thinking he is tough and jumping on my big cat's back and bitting his neck or they chase his tail-so funny-cat just looks at me like mom will you please make them stop lol (of coarse my cat is not ever with them alone-Im always right there, usually just feeding time etc my cat follows me to "help")
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    8,427
    14
    263
    Aug 3, 2009
    Quote:Nettie-you could add a little drake-they're quiet. It's just the females that are really loud.
    C'mon you know you want to!
     
  4. Quote:Nettie-you could add a little drake-they're quiet. It's just the females that are really loud.
    C'mon you know you want to!

    She's right Nettie!! Really these calls are so tiny its not like actually adding another whole duck.
    And they're sooooo cuuuute!!!
     
  5. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Nettie-you could add a little drake-they're quiet. It's just the females that are really loud.
    C'mon you know you want to!

    She's right Nettie!! Really these calls are so tiny its not like actually adding another whole duck.
    And they're sooooo cuuuute!!!

    Yeah...going by chicken math standards...1 call is only classed as HALF A DUCK [​IMG]
     
  6. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

    1,969
    28
    188
    Oct 22, 2009
    Illinois
    Quote:But I have nice, quiet drakes too! [​IMG]
     
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    8,427
    14
    263
    Aug 3, 2009
    Quote:She's right Nettie!! Really these calls are so tiny its not like actually adding another whole duck.
    And they're sooooo cuuuute!!!

    Yeah...going by chicken math standards...1 call is only classed as HALF A DUCK [​IMG]

    OMG-I have to remember to tell my DH that! I'm going to call that "Call Duck Math"!
     
  8. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

    1,969
    28
    188
    Oct 22, 2009
    Illinois
    It's the new "new math"! Won't make sense except to certain people! [​IMG]

    Do you think this way of figuring will hold if I contact the USDA quarantine and tell them I want to import some Calls from the UK? I'm betting it won't, but I suppose I could always ask... [​IMG] Found out just exactly how expensive it is to quarantine when importing from overseas, and OUCH, it is STEEP...these are prices I would expect to pay on a horse. I know someone who imported 8 horses from the UK, and they had to make an emergency landing AND go through extra quarantine because of it, or so I was told...I KNOW he had to be hurting after that! Just one would hurt bad enough!
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2010
  9. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

    1,725
    94
    201
    Nov 20, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    we thought about maybe a little male call duck, but we have a rule of only raising ducks from just hatched, since they live inside and we need them to imprint and bond to us rather than other ducks or animals/people. It helps maintain order. We rescued two, and I will say it's a lot harder teaching them things, or training them, even though they grew up inside with a person... They just aren't bonded to us. They don't really seel calls over in thernet unless you want a whole slew of them, and local people usually aren't eager to sex a day old call.

    we also wonder about our other ducks taking to a little male call. Could he mate with a willing female runner? I think he might with our littlest duck Norie, who lowers herself to the floor and wants to be petted on the back or "mated" with every time anyone or duck comes near her. lol. I'b also be concerned about a little male call getting picked on by my two bullies, Ollie and Victor. Victor, before and after his/her surgery still thinks like a male duck and like to do the dominant stand on the back thing. Ollie is just a terror who loves to quack restlessly and she doesn't really like to be touched and she's definitely in charge of the group (she is one of the rescues).

    This is why I hate this thread... It gets me thinking about all the ways I could keep a call in my downtown chicago townhouse.... AGH!
     
  10. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    918
    4
    143
    Aug 10, 2009
    Denver, Illinois
    Casper & Wendy [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by