New at raising ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DianeS1978, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. DianeS1978

    DianeS1978 Just Hatched

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    HI I was giving 3 baby rouen ducklings. I am very attached to them all ready. They are 2 weeks old and only one is making a whistle noise. I have been doing a lot of reading on them. And 2 are way bigger then the other. I am really excited to find out if they are male or female. Could someone please let me know how to tell I am pretty sure I have to wait longer.
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have to wait much longer, at least 6 months
     
  3. DianeS1978

    DianeS1978 Just Hatched

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    Ok thank you
     
  4. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ita usually quite obvious by voice around 3-4 months old.
     
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  5. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And with ours by 6-7 weeks the girls quacks were starting and they were much louder. The ones that kept peeping the longest ended up the males :)
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Yeah, they will generally start quacking at 7 to 8 weeks old......Hens Quack and Drakes sound like they lost their voice.....Raspy......The drake feathers will come in once they lose the first set of feathers at around 3 or 4 months old......


    Cheers!
     
  7. DianeS1978

    DianeS1978 Just Hatched

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    Thank you everyone for your info it is very helpful. It's so awesome to watch them all 3 have different personalities. The biggest one is the talker,the middle one is the nosy one gets into everything and the smallest is just shy and very quiet.
     
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  8. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens



    Just like feathered Puppies!.....;).....


    Cheers!
     
  9. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would love to see a picture of them:)
     
  10. DianeS1978

    DianeS1978 Just Hatched

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    [​IMG][/IMG]the one that is standing alone is my talker the other 2 are my Explorer and shy one
     
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