Muzzle for my Pekin?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SDChef, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. SDChef

    SDChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I was just joking about the Muzzle.... Anyways My Pekin female "Daisy" is waking me up at the crack of (5am) and is about as noisy as she can until around 8am, after that she is fine. I am trying to find a way to quiet her down so the neighbors can sleep, but more importantly so I can sleep considering that outside my bedroom window is their favorite spot. I am amazed that she is the only duck that makes any noise, even the geese are silent!!! Are their any tricks that anyone can share with me? If things don't change by next week her name may be changed to "Dinner". My neighbors say they love them all and my backyard has become quite the zoo, with plenty of friendly and curious neighbors stopping by to watch them, but I just can't justify her constant (and I mean constant) quacking. I have thought about putting her into a dark box with no light, but I think that may be to harsh to just segregate her like that and am not sure if that would help or make things worse. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!

    What makes it harder for me is that my favorite Duck is "Donald" my Pekin drake, and he is AWESOME!!!! but if I was to get rid of her, i'm sure he would be lonely since she is the only duck slow enough for his Jumbo butt to keep up with. when they are together they are the cutest couple....

    BTW she just turned 2 months old today, will she calm down with age?
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I had an extra mouthy duck that I sold just to keep the neighborhood peace. It was a buff and she would go on for hours like your pekin.

    Do you have a dark hutch you can lock them in at night? Without light in the mornings she might quiet down. Kind of like covering a parrot cage to keep them from yacking.
     
  3. SDChef

    SDChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was my thought as well, I am thinking of building daisy and donald their own house to sleep in, how big should it be if they are only in their from lets say 10 pm until 8 am?
     
  4. SDChef

    SDChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No joke I almost got the "Duct tape" this morning to make her shut up, but I came to my senses halfway through the hall and decided I would try this diplomatically before going to extremes, haha.
     
  5. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

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    i would try night pens. duckyfromoz had to do the same thing
     
  6. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I find my girls always do tend to quieten down once they start laying. I have a few too many ducks in my suburban back yard- and keep most of them in the shed at night- partly due to the fact its now winter hear and I dont want a huge mud puddle in my back yard and also because of the noise. I started locking them up when I had an attempted breakin to the house and the ducks all quacked their heads off for about an hour starting at 3am. I dont hear the Runners much anymore in the morning- until I go outside to let them out- But my Pekin girl is still a little noisey- until I feed her- then she is quiet again.
     
  7. SDChef

    SDChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad to hear that there is the possibility that she will quiet down when she starts to lay. But since they are 2 months old today It will be a while. I will however be build a night pen for the "couple" on Monday or Tuesday. I'm hoping that if I pair them up separately from the others that I may not only keep them "monogamous" but give her a more relaxed atmosphere that will keep her QUIET!!! please wish me luck!

    btw, sorry I have been gone for a while. Between work and my computer being down i'm totally lost at the moment, but once again thank you Duckyfromoz!!!
     
  8. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    No need to thank me SDChef.... I just hope you can find a solution for you quacker. Mine are well trained now- but I expect as the days start to get longer again here they may start waking up earlier in the morning- but as ong as they have food in the night pens they dont wake up to hungry and start demanding breakfast straight away.

    The ones I have in my lounge room brooders are the noisey ones. 8 little girls who chatter and quack every waking moment. I dont need an alarm clock to wake me up for work in the mornings at the moment.
     
  9. RedfogsFlock

    RedfogsFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW all of our pekins are so quiet you wouldn't even know they're there unless they're doing one of their "laughs".
     
  10. SDChef

    SDChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:you are one lucky duck owner that is for sure, haha!
     

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