My new duckling Is very very noisy!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Paganrose, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Paganrose

    Paganrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Arggggg!!!!!!!! my new ducky won't be quiet. I will be so glad when it gets some company next week. Has anyone else had a ducky that is very noisy???
     
  2. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

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    Welcome to the world of ducklings! [​IMG]
     
  3. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    My very 1st duckling I hatched out was quiet as a mouse. I kept himon the kitchen table in a see thru tote so he could see everytthing that went on. The next egg to hatch wasnt for a week. But once that duckling hatched it didnt stop from the moment he popped out the shell. They both turned out to be drakes and I still have them. They are keepers and are huge compared to the rest of my pekins.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Is this a single duckling? Ducklings are flock animals, and really need another duck or even another kind of animal (like a human) to feel secure. Some have found that putting a stuffed toy in with the duckling helps. Others have used mirrors to help the duckling feel like it's not alone.

    It's just peeping now, right? Does it stop when you hold it? Are you spending much time with it? It is important, I feel, to spend as much time as possible with ducklings when they are little - it helps throughout their lives because it helps them trust you and respond positively to you.

    There will be enough challenges, even with good duckie quality time!
     
  5. Paganrose

    Paganrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep it is a single ducky It was the only egg that was fertile on day 6 from the first batch, I am waiting on a few more eggs to hatch at the end of the week, and I will have a few goslings on saturday, so it won't be alone for long. I raised it's parents last spring, but they weren't nearly as noisy unless something scared them, the water was out, or they saw me coming with treats. This ducky is almost constantly making noise (very loudly) unless sleeping, or being held.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2011
  6. raimnel

    raimnel Chillin' With My Peeps

    guess you gotta hold it! [​IMG] [​IMG] darn huh! lol
     
  7. Slimson

    Slimson New Egg

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    I would try a small mirror. I recently had a lone chick hatch and it seemed to really like the little mirror I put in the brooder.
     
  8. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Apart from being lonely- excessive peeping can also be a sign that they are not warm enough.
     
  9. Duckles

    Duckles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dunno I have 26 ducks, one just never shut up from the minute they came home. It's a drake and he's also super dominant. He cheeps like crazy and goes after the older, bigger ducks. Then they put him in his place so he cheeps about that. He cheeps to tell me he wants food, cheeps while he's eating, cheeps to tell me he knocked over his water 5 seconds after I give it to him... [​IMG]

    So yeah. some ducks are just noisy.
     
  10. Paganrose

    Paganrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics of my obnoxious ducky
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    ducky likes the Doctor
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