do ducks sleep the entire night?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sydney13, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Songster

    Mar 11, 2010
    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?
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Songster 8 Years

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    as evidenced by the poop all over, mine don't sleep all night. At least not yet.
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    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.
  4. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    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! [​IMG]
  5. kitkatbahr

    kitkatbahr Songster

    Apr 25, 2009
    Merritt Island, FL
    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.
  6. duck darling

    duck darling In the Brooder

    Jun 22, 2014
    I know this is an old thread but I bring my ducks into their quack crate at dusk (cause I lost one to a coon attack) into my basement. Once the 5 are tucked in they are quiet until daybreak. I have 3 hens and 2 drakes. ...all are different breeds. Just wanted to put it out there that my ducks sleep through the night....are out during the day..nap a little during the day but forage, swim and dig around and play.
  7. smonkeySK

    smonkeySK Chirping

    Dec 20, 2013
    wigan uk
    Horses for courses.
    Some of my girls sleep all night others get up and mooch around every now and then.

    However since splitting my ducks up due to babies (mum dad and ducklings in old coop and new coop bought to move my Campbells and 1 call into) arriving; my Campbell called Creamy has started to hold her poop in all night (record is 11hours so far!).
    I think she likes her new coop so much that she refuses to mess it up :)
    My other Campbell called Bonkers doesn't mess it up either as she refused to stop sleeping with her chicken friends when the time came - so she's in the third coop still!
  8. Magnolia86

    Magnolia86 In the Brooder

    Oct 2, 2012
    Gainesville, FL
    My Muscovies tend to take naps, especially during the day, but it seems like they are very alert at night.
  9. DuckieLover2014

    DuckieLover2014 In the Brooder

    Jul 31, 2014
    We have 2 Pekins and a mMllard. They nap through out the day, up for a while nap for a bit, then up having a party all over again. However at night, lights out, they go to sleep and sleep for the most part all night. As if scared of the dark.
  10. Diamond88

    Diamond88 Songster

    Apr 25, 2012
    My indoor duck doesn't sleep through the night. She sleeps for longer periods of time at night than she does during the day, but not the whole night through. I'll often wake up to the sound of her playing with her toys, foraging for imaginary bugs, or chirping at herself in the mirror, which is cute. Then sometimes she gets bored and decides she needs attention, so she'll start calling for me, waking me up out of a dead sleep with her screeches. [​IMG]
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