Duckling making strange sound

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 4aylesburys, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. 4aylesburys

    4aylesburys Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 11, 2016
    Hi everyone. I have 4 Aylesbury ducklings at the age of 4weeks old. Last week I let them swim for the first time in my bathroom sink, since then my biggest duckling has been making a strange sound like it can't tweet. My other 3 are all very noisy and tweet very loud but my other 1 sounds like it has something clogging it's air ways or something. It's acting fine in its self and is eating an drinking normal just isn't as vocal and when it does make a noise it's very quite and husky. Anyone have any ideas what I could do or how it could have started. Many thanks!

    P.s: I'm new to owning ducklings, but do own 6 warrens
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us.

    Sorry, i know nothing about keeping ducks, but the peeps on the "duck" forum sure do! Feel free to re-post on that forum for answers from the experts.

    All the best
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I think female ducks quack and males make a soften sound. Not certain. But sounds like your duck is okay, just different.
  5. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    From what I've read, usually drakes make the softer hissing sound and females are the loud talkers. If you post pictures and details (breed, age, etc.) about your ducks on the duck forum, the members over there should be able to answer your questions.

    Enjoy the ducks!

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