Why are my ducks up and about at night?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Moochie, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see them sleep during the day in the shade. Then at night I can hear them quacking.
    ???
     
  2. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks can be active or asleep at any time of day or night. They don't sleep through the night like chickens. They will party anytime! So, your ducks are just doing what normal ducks do [​IMG]
     
  3. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably hunting nocturnal bugs though [​IMG] mine run amok on my porch after the sun goes down chomping delicious moths. Actually if you want to save a bit on your feed bill I recommend getting a very bright solar garden light and setting it up inside their pen for a nightly smorgasbord.
     
  4. Fawkes

    Fawkes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, they get up at night so I always have food and water out for them.

    I think most birds will take naps during the day and then sleep most of the night. In total they tend to get around 12 hours of sleep.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Mine are the same way. They are always taking naps during the day. When I peek out and check on them at night, they are roaming around.
     
  6. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Even if they are asleep at night, they hear every sound and if they hear you, they will start quacking.

    If it has been hot there, they are probably napping through the heat of the day and feeding when it cools off.
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    It's one of the things I love about my Cayugas, the Stealth Ninja Nighttime Duck Patrol. You just can't see those black beauties in the dark!
     
  8. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do have incredible hearing.. o.o Can ducks smell?
     
  9. mickeymousears

    mickeymousears Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it when I get home late and my chickens have put themselves to bed- and are quite perturbed when I check on them and wake them up- but my ducks come running out of who knows where with loud greeting quacks like they were waiting for me to start the party [​IMG]
     
  10. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, ninja ducks!
    well, they'd be stealthier if they weren't so LOUD... [​IMG]
     

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