how old do they start quacking?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mamanaturale, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. mamanaturale

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    just curious. thanks!
     
  2. fowlmood

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    I forgot when my older ones started. [​IMG] Thankfully I have some babies now. I have three ducklings that are six weeks old. The female has been quacking for a couple weeks now. The other two, I assume are males, still don't make much noise. In case you didn't know, the females are the ones who make the quack quack noise you always think of as duck sounds. The males have a quiet, raspy voice.
     
  3. RuffTuffCreampuff

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    I have nine month old female ducklings, and a couple are starting to quack....so cute.

    Pam
     
  4. Ducklove334

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    3-10 weeks is when they should start getting their quack if they're females, males take around 3 months I think.

    my blue swed hen peeped until she was about 14 weeks old, but she's wierd, she gets all excited and starts wagging and shaking when she sees me...anyways.

    I have a little 12 day old duckling I hatched who I am positive is a hen, it's ALREADY got a sort of little husky to it's peep.
     
  5. xfilesnumber1fan

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    I have 6 eight week olds and I know 3 are female and 3 are male..Not hard to tell then the quacking started...
     
  6. LauraSBale

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    I have rouen x magpies and the one girl started about 4 weeks she is 5 weeks now,
     
  7. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

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    I've also noticed that with ducks like mallards, every mallard I've had, by about a week, sometimes even at hatch, the males are bigger than the females, I'm not sure if thats always set in stone, but with all the mallards I've had, thats how it's been.
     
  8. kawonu

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    In about a month they should start.
     
  9. Cetawin

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    By 4 weeks old I have a couple Anconas and a couple harlequins starting to quack. A couple that are trying.
     
  10. xfilesnumber1fan

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    Quote:I have mallards when they were only days old they were the same size but when weeks started coming the boys got bigger and I started to hear the little ones quacking So with me also the bigger ones have always turned out male...
     

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