Why does my duck make this noise?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZoeS95423, May 21, 2011.

  1. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, So I have a 2 year old Black swedish female. And along with her quacks, she makes this noise that, I dont know, I guess I would call a "coo" or a duck "purr" its a soft, kinda peepy-ish noise. She has always made it since I have had her, Does anyone know?
     
  2. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have Muscovies so they don't quack but they do make noises that sound like contentment. which sounds like what your girl might be doing..
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I have a Call hen that makes a noise like that, but I have no idea what it means.
     
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  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I have a couple of ducks that coo. It's a happy noise for my runners. Elfie makes it when she's happily chowing down, trotting back and forth between food bowl and water bowl.

    Sometimes my broodies will coo as they move eggs around in the nest.

    It's just a sweet noise, a nurturing, contented noise with my ducks. Sometimes they'll coo to themselves as they fall asleep.
     
  6. Mrs. BJ Hensley Jr.

    Mrs. BJ Hensley Jr. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Muscovy's do that as like a warning to others to not eat her food.
     
  7. maralynn28

    maralynn28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My male Cayuga has a high whistle that is too cute it makes my kids roll laughing. Not sure why he does it but it's a clear whistle, not raspy like the rest of the male noises. Sounds normal to me. My ducks have also make "sneezing" type noises when they ate too fast and needed some water to wash the pellets down. Could it be that?
     
  8. maralynn28

    maralynn28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whoops double post [​IMG]
     
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  9. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know, I think its a content happy sound. She does it when she is digging around in the yard, or when I run the hose for them to play in. So I assume she is happy, And she just went broody yesterday! Im sooo happy [​IMG]
     
  10. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I call it singing. It's a happy sound they make especially when digging in mud or when they find a treat on the ground. I love to hear that sound.

    Michelle
     

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