Muscovy Ducklings - questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SundownWaterfowl, May 3, 2009.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    1. What kind of noises do the ducklings make?

    2. When are you able to sex the ducklings?


    I bought 2 at a swap today and was wondering. I will post pictures later as I have no clue on the colors, though I guess white and a black & white.
     
  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    You have the ducklings and want to ask what kind of noise they make? Sort of a pretty general 'peep'
     
  3. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They hiss or make a doodle, doodle noise.

    The sexes start at the same size and the boys start to outweigh the gals by size and male's feet are much bigger. Those are the best indicators, but it takes a few weeks to start to see differences.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I wanted to know what the normal noises they make are. [​IMG]
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Thank you. [​IMG]
    I was worried because I was hearing that doodle noise.

    Also, what do you feed them? What % protein? I just read to use meatbird food, or gamebird starter?
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2009
  6. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use gamebird starter after a couple weeks. They are started on chick starter.
     

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