Do I have spoiled ducks or is this typical? Every morning around 7:30-8a.m. the ducks (mostly my two Pekins but the Rouen drake and hen join in too) start quacking non-stop. For a while, I assumed it was because they knew it was time to get fresh water as it freezes overnight here. It has been my morning habit to dump out all the ice blocks from both the duck pen and chicken coop around that time every morning. However, lately it has been warm enough at night that the water doesn't freeze and they still have plenty of food in their dishes for breakfast. So... there's really nothing that NEEDS to be done for them. It seems like they quack until I come out just to open the door to their pen, let them run around the yard for a minute, then they're fine with going back in their run and eating and drinking. Just to clarify, they are not locked inside something all night - they are in a nice open, protected run and their house is like a doghouse they can go in and out of anytime they want. I'm like, "Really? You had to wake all the neighbors just because you wanted me to come out, let you run a lap and then go back into your pen where everything already was there waiting for you?" They also quack persistently and loudly anytime they hear the back door of the house open. It cracks me up but I'm not sure the neighbors feel the same way. They quiet right down as soon as they can see me and are fine as long as I am out there with them. Have I spoiled them somehow? I don't bring treats in the morning as I planned that out on purpose so as to make them NOT expect it every morning... I love these silly ducks - just wondering what they're thinking sometimes.