Do hens do they "Hey You!" Whistle? Or only drakes? PEEEEEP??

toadbriar

Songster
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You know the whistle I mean? I've got a little one doing the baby-version. Wondering if it's a boy thing or an everyone-thing


Also noticing, I think it's the dominant duck in each group who's done it - first-born, both times. My sample size is small so I'm not drawing conclusions, just find it interesting
 

WestKnollAmy

The Crazy Chicken Lady
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Apr 22, 2008
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Whistle? I haven't heard a whistle yet or maybe I am missing it. I know I have 2 males so far. Ok, I think I have 2 boys so far.
How old are they when you hear the whistle? Or am I just missing something all together here?
Maybe I can't hear it over Rowena yakking all the time or Quackers talking to herself constantly.

I was pretty sure that the two in the back were boys. A Pekin/Rouen mix and a Rouen. They don't quack but the Runner (Quackers) and Rowena quack a lot.

 

MagsC

Queen Of Clueless
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Jul 27, 2008
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I have only heard my drakes do that....the one I KNOW is a hen just quacks very loudly when she sees the "food person".
 

toadbriar

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Jan 28, 2010
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lol it sounds sorta like the kind of whistle you do with two fingers in your mouth, to get someone's attention - "HEY BUDDY!" Starts low, ends high.

Maybe they're trying to hail a cab
 

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