Is there a way to stop my duck from quacking in the morning?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by knafelc, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. knafelc

    knafelc New Egg

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    About 3 weeks ago we brought home 2 Rouen ducks, a male and a female. The female is LOUD, she quacks every morning around 6:00-6:30. I'm afraid our neighbors will not appreciate being awakened at this hour. Any suggestions for stopping the early morning cacophony? We love our ducks but do live in the city!
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they locked up still?
    My ducks have always started chatting away once they are ready to get out of bed and will continue to do so until I go out and let them out.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    My ducks call for me at about that time in the morning, somewhere between 6 and 7 a.m. The way I get them to quiet down is to go out and say good morning, and get them into their run and tidy up for them. They make more noise when they're hungry, so I make sure they have enough food.

    Something for you to consider is whether there might be room in the house for the two ducks. Then her early morning cheerful greetings will be muffled for the neighbors.

    I keep mine overnight in the walkout basement during the winter, and it works out well. I have flooring in the basement and put about four inches of straw over that, with a watering station that catches splash, and it had some great advantages, especially during wicked winter storms. It did not smell bad, and only took fifteen to twenty minutes daily, and an extra hour once a week to keep the pen quite clean. I have ten runners.
     
  4. Luvmyducks

    Luvmyducks Out Of The Brooder

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    I am having the same problem but with 3 females!! [​IMG] I am so afraid they are going to upset the neighbors!!

    They are in their duck house with access to a small run with a pool and food so I have no idea how to keep them quiet. I assumed if they had the freedom to come out of the house on their own they would be quieter but that is not the case.

    Any ideas?
     
  5. bt03

    bt03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Some ducks just like to talk. I had a pair of Pekins that loved to chat with each other and my Rouen female. They would do it anytime they felt like one of the others was to far away or they couldn't see one another or just to know that they were all ok.
     
  6. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put insulation inside the walls and roof of my duck house and the ducks are shut in that at night. Really muffles the sound a lot. You still need ventilation gaps though. I let them out at 7:30am.

    Is it possible to sound proof the duck house a little more? Insulation or thicker walls?
     
  7. peepsandquacks

    peepsandquacks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    duck soup would fix it! J/K by the way!!! Mine chatted in the morning...and they still do. Some ducks just like to talk....
     

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