Mallard's Quack???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tia, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Do Mallard's have a loud quack or a very quiet one. My jet doesn't make much noise and I was wondering if something is wrong or if Mallards are very quiet. I thought Jet was a girl, but am not sure now. She is starting to molt, so we will see what her true colors are pretty soon.
  2. kangababy

    kangababy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2010
    They are loud.. Well at least from my experience but we have always had alot around. And the hens seem to be always noisy! They are also very descrutive. I raised only 5-6 this year and put them in with my wood ducks.manadirns ect thinking they will be okay till they get their flight feathers.. needless to say they ate all teh grasses I had planted in our little pen tand then they started picking on my other ducks.. They made their way to the pond quickly!
  3. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old is Jet ? I have 2 call girls and One has been VERY loud since about 2 months... The other is very quiet almost like one of my drakes but with a higher pitch... in the last month or so she has becomes more vocal.. they are 7 months... does Jet have a curl in the tail ?
  4. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I got Jet July 8th and figure she was about a week old then, so the must be around 4 months old. You can barely hear any noise coming from her. It is not a quack at all... more like a quiet mumble.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2010
  5. sandcat

    sandcat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2010
    My mallards are pretty quiet most of the time but they can get really loud!!
  6. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    It is highly variable. Some are extremely loud and others are very quiet.
  7. xxSonja

    xxSonja Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    My girls let out some super loud 'whak whak whaks!' but usually only when they want something or are peeved about something lol otherwise pretty quite.
  8. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    What do the drakes sound like???
  9. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Like someone with a sore throat, and they cannot get louder then you talking to someone else. Girls are way louder they sound like they are screaming at the level of a dog barking. Really loud.
  10. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Then Jet is a drake. He sounds like he has a cold. He is just starting to molt... so Maybe he will get boy colors here soon. That is kind of exciting.

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