Runner Duck addition to my White Campbell

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Wokawidget, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Wokawidget

    Wokawidget Songster

    Jul 7, 2009
    I have a 3 month old white Campbell duck, who has 3 chicken friends. Silliest thing ever.
    She's pretty quiet most of the time...unless I play fight with her or feed her some tasty treats. She's certainly not going to annoy the neighbours.
    I love Runner Ducks, they are great for many reasons, most of all to laugh at [​IMG]
    How loud are runner ducks?
    Will adding a runner duck to my Campbell cause critical mass, which will end up in them quaking their heads off together and driving everyone to eat they own head?
    I live in an Urban area, and not the country, so noise is a massive factor.


  2. Chooksaurus

    Chooksaurus Songster

    Aug 8, 2009
    NW WI
    We have 5 Runners, and they are pretty quiet for the most part. The females quack like crazy when they hear my daughter's voice because they know food is on the way. They will also quack quite a bit when the dog runs by the run or they get startled. The males barely make any noise, and when they do it is like a muffled croak.
  3. Wokawidget

    Wokawidget Songster

    Jul 7, 2009
    Yea, males are certainly way quieter! [​IMG]
    We definately want a female duck for her egg laying abilities.
    So we should just hear background quacks then not them both going nuts because they can? [​IMG]

  4. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    my runners quack in the morning when I let them out. they quack at night when I put them to bed. they don't quack at the cats anymore, but they do quack when they see me with the treat pail. other than that there's just the occasional quackiness [​IMG]
  5. GrannySue

    GrannySue Songster

    My runner girls quack more and more as they get older!
    They quack when the drake is ___ with another duck. They quack when he's ____ with a chicken. They quack if one gets too far away from the others.
    Please post pics!
  7. amarook

    amarook Songster

    Mar 4, 2009
    Ling Ling Quacks ALL THE TIME!!!!

    If the windows are open and I cough, WACK WACK WACK WACK WACK!


    IF she hears my voice, if their food bowl needs filled.... You get the idea.

    But I can't remember if she was this loud before my other Runner duck Cinder was killed.

    I know that as soon as Cinder was gone Ling Ling started quacking like crazy in groups of 3. WACK WACK WACK. I am certain this is how she would call Cinder.

    I did giver her extra attention between when Cinder died, and when I got her a new friend.

    I'm wondering if that is why she does this now.
    I'm afraid she's going to annoy the neighbors.
    I don't know how to get her to stop the mad quacking.

    Anyone have any insight?

    I'd like to get a couple more runners, but I'm afraid of the noise factor.
  8. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    I think it depends on the duck for the noise factor. We have 14 ducks now (along with 15 chickens and 4 guineas) on 1 1/2 acres. My neighbors say they can't hear them unless they are outside and none of them mind the noise. Our broody runners were definitely more noisy, or if they are running from you they can get noisy. 2 ducks shouldn't be too bad on the noise factor. And of course drakes are quieter. I haven't seen a white Campbell, but I have seen a picture. They are pretty.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2009
  9. Wokawidget

    Wokawidget Songster

    Jul 7, 2009
    My Cambell, called Boggling is quiet normally...but if she gets a sniff that you may have food, or she's play fighting with me, then she's quite a loud accoustic noise generator.

    As requested, here's some pictures of Boggling.

    Here she is at 3 weeks old with her best friend Hand Chicken, who is a Lavender Bantam Cochin of the same age:

    and at 4 weeks:

    and at 15 weeks (taken a minute ago):

    Hope that satifies your white cambell pic needs [​IMG]

    Last edited: Aug 13, 2009
  10. Those are great pics, really cute!! I had to click on the photos to make them big enough to really see. She kinda looks like a young pekin, but her neck is different.
    Hand Chicken? [​IMG]
    Sounds like there's a story there.

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