"Quiet" 2 month old indian runner

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NicoleWinkels, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. NicoleWinkels

    NicoleWinkels In the Brooder

    Hey all! I'm new to raising ducks and we got our ducklings at 4 weeks old and they are now around 10 weeks old. 3 of them make a definite "quack" sound now, but the biggest one of the bunch (I'm suspecting it's a drake) is very very quiet. He still makes duckling chirping noises and doesn't have the throaty sound that I've heard other drakes make. Are there some naturally quieter ducks or could this be a sign of respiratory problems? Any advice is much appreciated!!
     
  2. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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  3. Ryder

    Ryder Chirping

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    does the other ducks have a Raspy quack
     
  4. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Mother Duck to Jabby, Gabby, Abby and Dabby

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    Drakes take longer to get their adult voice - my Pekin drake peeped for several weeks longer than my female Runner. Feel free to post videos of them ;) I love Runners!
     
  5. NicoleWinkels

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    No they're all very vocal and healthy sounding :)
     
  6. NicoleWinkels

    NicoleWinkels In the Brooder

    I'm glad to hear that! Hes just naturally very quiet and gentle so I was starting to wonder if it was normal lol
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia ~Delight yourself in the Lord~

    Sounds like that one is def a drake. Now we need some pics!:pop
     
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  8. NicoleWinkels

    NicoleWinkels In the Brooder

    One white, one grey (or blue...not sure what it's called exactly) and two black
     

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  9. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Mother Duck to Jabby, Gabby, Abby and Dabby

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    So pretty!!!! Thanks for sharing the pic!
     
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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia ~Delight yourself in the Lord~

    Aww they are so pretty. thanks for sharing!! I love my Runner drake his name is Snoop duck he loves his 6 girls.
     
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