why does my female duck make so much noise?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by leo3323, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. leo3323

    leo3323 Out Of The Brooder

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    ever since she started laying her eggs she changed she started making loud quacks when she gets off her nest and when i pick her up she fights me i dont think she loves me no more [​IMG]
     
  2. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    all female ducks (besides muscovies) make tons of noise... mine quack loudly all the time... She is probably being very protective of her nest. I wouldn't pick her up or mess with her while she is setting
     
  3. imfowl

    imfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My females quack constantly. That is just what ducks do. They also do not like to be handled as much as chickens. I gladly tolerate the quacking,though, because my ducks are better layers than my chickens!
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    All my girls are loud....the buff duck (Lana) is the worst.
     
  5. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She still loves you, but she loves her new little (unhatched) babies even more. It's a sign of her maturity that she's laying eggs and now she'll go into nesting behavior -- which means protective of her nest, her eggs, her babies once they're hatched. It's her instinctive mothering ability starting. You'll have to respect her new role, and leave her be, on her nest. If you disturb her too much, she may abandon the nest eggs.
     
  6. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

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    Why is she loud?:

    She is lonely?

    She is a typical female? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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