When do ducklings start quacking?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JStark, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. JStark

    JStark Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 10, 2009
    My three sisters here are two weeks old today, and yesterday afternoon (and this morning) it sounded a couple of times like one of 'em quack-liked. It wasn't a flat-out quack, but a far different noise than I've heard from any of them.

    I just want to be sure it isn't some form of ducky whooping cough. They are all acting as normal as they ever have...
  2. aaronzclark

    aaronzclark Chillin' With My Peeps

    about three weeks they start to really get a little quack but not like if they was big
  3. Brickman House

    Brickman House Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2009
    Mine have never quacked as early as two weeks. For us, the voices have started changing around 4 weeks for the early ones, with most having their quacks around 6 weeks.

    Doesn't mean you can't have an early "quacker", though!
  4. barnwife

    barnwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    central Texas
    each duck is different!

    I have had them quack at me as early as 3 weeks, and as late as 8-9 weeks ( a magpie duckling)

    SO, really ,anywhere in between!

    Someimes I find myself hoping for a quack a little longer than I should hoping its just a "late" girl than a boy lol
  5. RavenStorm

    RavenStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2008
    Southern CA
    Both of my older girls started to have "cracking" voices that would start out as a cheep but end in a semi-quack around 2-3 weeks. They weren't real quacks but darn, it was unbelievably adorable. I'm not sure really when they started to full-on quack though, sorry.
  6. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Wow! I just asked about this the other day! My runners are 2 weeks old, and I thought I had made them sick by letting the swim too young!! They are making some strange noises too! I am sooo happy that yours are doing this at a young age too!! My ducks are crazy big right now too! No one ever told me how old they were before they started quacking!![​IMG]
  7. ct26

    ct26 New Egg

    Jul 25, 2012
    My Bali Runner is 8weeks old and still no quack : (
    Is this normal?
  8. SJUDD

    SJUDD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine are 6 weeks old, I have 3 Mallards and a Cayuga and one of the mallards and my cayuga are just starting to make quacking sounds in between cheaps. One of the mallards let out a loud actual quack on Monday but that was because she was getting "goosed" by one of the other ducks. [​IMG]
  9. HauiBali

    HauiBali Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 1, 2012
    Kecskemét, Hungary
    Our runner susie started some quack-like sounds when she was about three weeks old, but seemed kind of astounded by her own sound - much like teenager boys when they start to mutate [​IMG]
    For a few days I did not heard her voice, and even her tweeting was moderate and shy. Then one day, at the morning foodrage she was quacking loud - made me proud: it's a girl!!! [​IMG]
  10. eeqlmc2

    eeqlmc2 New Egg

    Mar 5, 2015
    When I bought my Pekin ducklings, the store said the were around 5 days old. That puts them at a day shy of 2 weeks. On is getting really good, already, and the wanna-be quack. (I am now questioning how old they really are.

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