Quack quack!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckGirl77, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, when do ducks actually start quacking? Cause one of mine says "rrrrat" now sometimes when she's resting, and all of my three week olds except one are getting different voices. I was wondering, if they are doing that now, when will they sound like adult ducks?
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They usually begin getting adult voices at about 4 5 months old.Females quack males do not.They make kinda a whamp sound.Muscovies on the other hand dont quack at all.Males hiss and females make a sorta peeping sound.
     
  3. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm. So why do you think mine are starting to make other noises now? Are they just weird?
     
  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their still young.They will honk make small quacks or peeps.Probably some voice translations.
     
  5. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Females should start to quack around 4-6 weeks. Males don't quack, they make a raspy noise. But hens will make all kinds of other sounds too. Mine walk around the yard chatting to each other softly. Don't know if drakes make other noises as I don't have any.
     
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  6. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My drake started making mini quacks at that age but it then turned into something raspy.But cant memorize them quacking so young.
     
  7. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shoukd have mentioned that their full voice doesnt come in until about 4 5 months.
     
  8. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I see. It's funny when they do it.
    Mine are three weeks now. I have only girls. I wish I had a duck interpretation book even at this age cause they make different noises! It's probably nothing compared to when they're adults, though. I can't wait till they start quacking!


    OK. So they start at 4-6 weeks and get their full voice at 4-5 months? Wow that takes awhile!
     
  9. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely, and they enjoy practicing using it once that happens. Boy oh boy they can get loud when they want to. Thankfully mine quieted down after a while.
     
  10. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are loud already! I can't imagine what it will be like when they get older! I'll probably have to move a mile or so away and walk to their coop every day :)
    I actually enjoy the noise sometimes, but not always! Boy, I hope the neighbors don't complain when they really start up!
     

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