Pekins too noisy. There's got to be something I can do...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bokbok, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Bokbok

    Bokbok In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2007
    I started out with three buffs, then someone gave me two pekins. The buffs were loud only on occasion, enough to be amusing, but the pekins... oh Lord. They don't stop. Every day it's gotten worse.

    They've been laying, all five, for about two months now. So they're mature. The buffs seemed to settle down with their maturity, but the Pekins became worse! Some days, I nearly want to give them away. I joke with the kids about a boiling pot of water and a delicious duck dinner! (But I'm joking. Don't give me the same look as the kids give me.)

    I've already gotten a fine for barking dogs, and they NEVER made this much noise. I can only wonder how long it will take for a neighbor to turn me in on this front.

    In all other regards, I really enjoy the pekins just as much as the others, but to but blunt, I don't have any money, and I mean the family car just got repossessed and the water shut off kind of don't have any money. I can't take another fine! I didn't pay the fine for the dogs barking! I don't want to do jail time over this!

    Seriously, there has got to be a way to calm these ladies down. I know you can help me....

  2. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    I hate to say this but you may have to rehome them or eat them. In your current situation unless they are completely free range ducks they are costing you money you need to put food on the table. The only way I would keep them in your situation is they were bringing you some income in. Are you really without water? Mine are noisy too but mostly during the day the roosters on the other hand are crowing too much and too early and they will either be rehomed or sent to freezer camp despite my DW objections.
  3. lawnboy57

    lawnboy57 In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2009
    southeastern ohio
    where ulocated u want to sell them and r close i need some hens i hv 6 pekins and four r drakes poor girls lol just wondering thanks troy ps mine r very noisy but very comical lol
  4. headred

    headred Songster

    Feb 28, 2009
    I have the same problem with my loud pekin. I even woke up this morning and told myself this would be the weekend to let her go. They will never shut up so you'll have to re-home them. I have found someone that will take mine when I'm ready to let go. I know how you feel! They are so comical and have such personality and really become a pet just like a dog or cat. I don't think you will have much difficulty finding someone to take them. I found someone out in the country who is not so bothered by noise. Like you, I have mine in town in my backyard. Where are you located? Good luck!
  5. Gloria

    Gloria Songster

    Put them up on Craigs List if they bother you. I'm sure they'll probably go fast.

    As for the dog, you need to take care of it because they will put you in jail for it. Believe me I know because it almost happened to me! [​IMG]
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    I sold a buff because she was too loud. My Welsh Harlequins are pretty noisy, but quieter than the neighbors dogs.
  7. jmc

    jmc Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Pekins are notoriously loud, from what I've read................

  8. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    Quote:Nawww just an occaisional sizzle from the oven... [​IMG]
  9. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    Pearl River,Louisiana
    This is a funny about noisey ducks-My neighbor has 5 acrea lot and a large pond it was all beautifully landscaped before Katrina destroyed it. But the pond is still fine with free flowing well water. He has peacocks that he feeds and cares for. I was over run w boy ducks and brought him 2. All he did was complain about them, I told him to shoot them! There was no way to catch them . well after all the complaining and a year goes by. This summer 40 wild wood ducks showed up and 20 wild mallards. And what a noisey group they are, his food bill has more then doubled and now when they all see the food man Quack Quack x 60. HA! HA! I said teach you to complain about my 2 boys.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. 1duckychick

    1duckychick Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    Both my males quack a lot but their quackers are "broken" b/c you can barely hear them. It sounds like a muffled hissy attempt at a quack. The girls are louder, 2 don't quack much, only if there's something to "talk" about. The 2 female mallards are the real chatterboxes. 1 of them never shuts up and her quack is loud enough to wake the dead! She's yelled so loud a few times that she's actually made me jump.

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