Peeping ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sns26, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. sns26

    sns26 In the Brooder

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    So I have 4 12-day old ducklings, and just recently they have started peeping for no reason. They let me know when they need food or something, but they now peep even when everything's okay. They have water, food, heat, and they're with each other. When I go back to check on them, they stop peeping, and then fove minutes after I walk away, they start again! Any idea why this is and how to fix it?
     

  2. luvmypets

    luvmypets Songster

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    They have imprinted on you and they need your company.
     
  3. sns26

    sns26 In the Brooder

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    So do I need to be around them all the time? They don't peep constantly—only for intervals at a time.
     
  4. luvmypets

    luvmypets Songster

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    Ducklings sometimes get loud. I dont think its a big deal.
     
  5. TheEggCollecter

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    To them you are their mother. When a puppy strays away from its mom it howls, when a cat strays away it mews, when you leave the ducks peep. Lol I wouldn't worry about it they will get used to it. :)
     
  6. Amykins

    Amykins Crowing

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    Mine hasn't yet. :p She's got a good set of lungs for such a tiny duckling! I can't even go to the bathroom without her shrieking her head off. Poor thing. About what age do they stop this behavior?
     
  7. Gatsbysmum

    Gatsbysmum Chirping

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    Duckies just peep to peep most of the time, but if they get especially frantic when you leave their range of sight, it just means that they don't want you to leave and are nervous when you leave them.
     

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