What's the Duck honk-whistle all about

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by John Vause, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. John Vause

    John Vause New Egg

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    I have two males ducks, a Welsh Harlequin and a Cayuga, and one female Pekin who wandered onto our property, injured, about seven months ago. I bought the baby males at a hardware store as company for the lone Pekin. I had no idea what sex they were or what type of duck breed. I just felt sorry for the injured female Pekin who was our lone duck. They seem to get along fine, but as a new duck owner, I need to learn more. So, I signed up on Backyard Chickens. Please feel free to give me advice.

    I am particularly interested in duck diseases and prevention, diet, and what the heck is that weird honk-whistle thing the males do. I thought our ducks were imitating the neighbor's mule!
     
  2. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! That whistle is a courtship display. For food I use Purina Flock Raiser.
     
  3. John Vause

    John Vause New Egg

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    I suspected that. Thanks!!
     
  4. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome!
     
  5. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never geard a duck honk.
     
  6. lovemy mallards

    lovemy mallards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My drake does it to. its so cute!
     

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