Muscovy Duck banging on coop door in the morning?

arrowti

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Probably the time change... ducks have an incredible internal clock and don't know what Daylight Savings Time is, so as far as they're concerned you're letting them stay out late but keeping them inside too long.

My ducks start quacking up a storm at about 7:10 now (we usually let them out at 8:10). They should adjust within a few weeks...
 

CherpNPeep

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Probably the time change... ducks have an incredible internal clock and don't know what Daylight Savings Time is, so as far as they're concerned you're letting them stay out late but keeping them inside too long.

My ducks start quacking up a storm at about 7:10 now (we usually let them out at 8:10). They should adjust within a few weeks...
Ah, thank you so much. I feel so bad for the guy. I hope he adjusts soon enough! Also, I have a question. I'm moving into a contemporary home for a bit with my ducks and family. Is it bad for them to stay in a coop for half a year..? It seems really cruel in my opinion. I may have a place for them at my aunts however its a really slim chance.
 

happy duck

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Ah, thank you so much. I feel so bad for the guy. I hope he adjusts soon enough! Also, I have a question. I'm moving into a contemporary home for a bit with my ducks and family. Is it bad for them to stay in a coop for half a year..? It seems really cruel in my opinion. I may have a place for them at my aunts however its a really slim chance.
So no run? I would find someone who can take care of them...I am hoping you can find a way to make your ducks happy and a way to not keep you up at night thinking about it!
 

Raenh

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You're not doing anything wrong. She basically said the same thing that arrowti said, only more straightforward. The time change only effects humans because we know what it is about. So if your ducks are used to getting out at 710 and now its 610 that they want out. Its us that mess up the times and their internal clock says you're late even though your digital clock says no your not.
 

336White Phoenix

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It sounds like a time change to me but very weird behavior in my opinion as long as he isn't like trying to hurt himself by doing this then there's nothing to worrie about in my opinion
 

llombardo

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Mine do this when they hear me and are excited to get out. They are not banging, but they fly at the door(it does sound like banging or a loud thump). The first time I heard it I said ouch.One time I opened the door and had a duck come at me, our timing was exact(I opened-they flew) My peking did it and so do both khakis. The runners have not as of yet. They have always done it, nothing to do with time change technically, but they want out and know the time is close.
 
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