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Duck with no quack

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jerseychicken, May 29, 2015.

  1. jerseychicken

    jerseychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all! I have white peking duck that has no quack.
    What could be the possible causes for this?
    Her sister is loud as ever but she doesn't make any noise!
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    The most likely "cause" is gender - how old is this duck?

    ETA - is this a duck who has lost it's quack or a duck who has never had a quack to lose?
     
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  3. jerseychicken

    jerseychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    They are both a few months old and she did originally have a quack!
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I would suggest you take and post photos of both ducks....that way we can see her as I still suspect a gender issue being at the root of this.
     
  5. Amiga

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    Carmella lost her quack for a couple of weeks. It came back with some home remedies. Maybe it would have come back all on its own….
     
  6. Sfraker

    Sfraker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Amiga What are your home remedies? I have one 9 week old that was my loudest quacker that suddenly sounds like a boy. She seems perfectly healthy otherwise. She was quacking prior and was sexed as a female at Mezters so I know it's not a gender thing.
     
  7. Amiga

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    The brief outline: I added a little apple cider vinegar to her water for a few days, no improvement
    Took her to the vet to check for gapeworm or similar - she checked out okay
    Decided to add a few drops of colloidal silver to her water at night. Next day, her voice started to come back, so I did it one or two more nights.
    Her voice came back quickly and thoroughly.

    I am not a vet, and colloidal silver is something I am very cautious about using - and I do use it when other things don't work. As with all home remedies, I ask folks to do some research and make decisions they are comfortable with.

    I think if there is a next time I would also try a tiny bit of coconut oil on her food. My first preference is for plant-based materials.
     
  8. WarmChick

    WarmChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 Rouen ducks who are about two months old. One quacks constantly and the other never has. [​IMG] I was thinking both are females but is it possible one is a drake? The larger one in front is the silent one.
     

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