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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Finny, Feb 22, 2014.
My almost 6 week old ducklings starting making this squawking sound. Is this normal?
Like it's voice is changing? or in distress?
I am not sure. He did it a couple times this morning when I was letting him excersize in a room. I don't think he was in distress actually.
Like quacking? i know all my mallard derived starting at 5-6wks to gain their voice(for the sex they were) that is how i knew what i had for my calls long before feathering confirmed it.
No it was not quacking it sounded almost like something a chicken would make. It litterally sounded like a squawk. Nothing I have ever heard a duckling make.
Hmmm. Did it go away?
Yes he only did it a couple times.
Might have had a little feed stuck, one of my Scovy ducks [old one] does that once in a while first time I heard it scared me because I had never heard any of them do it, so of course I go running around to the front where they stay during the day, looked at her and of course she was fine, what made me think of this was she did it this morning again.
Are you feeding them anything other than basic feed? what about grit??
I feed him non-medicated chick starter feed and I sometimes give him some mealworms as a special treat. I am not feeding him grit. Should I start to?