For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. We started out with two Pekin's and a Rouen but found out a week ago that we had two males and a female. Predator problems Because of their small size, call ducks are at risk of hawk or owl attacks unlike larger ducks. Call ducks were very rare in the first half of the century but have recently become very popular and now win more duck championships than any other breed. Not so great if your space is limited due to neighbors though as these are not quiet birds! They cuddle up at night with their beaks touching. 1 of 2 Go to page. Hi,These ducks are sooo cute, I would love to have a couple of these cuties, would two ducks make alot of squabbling? Mine are 4wks old, no way can they be THAT small lol heck, my 'scovies babies are 11wks(turning wed/Thursday) and still are not done. They're about half the size of multi purpose duck breeds like khaki campbell or mallards, so they're often a good option for people with limited space. Not a whole lot is known about how the breed came to be exactly, but speculation is that they may have originated in the far east. Great with people and make a great sound. It makes a lot of sense that they were originally used for their voices because they sure know how to make some noise! Mine are 5 weeks today and I was wondering if they would ever stop. We dont clip their wings because the Ayleburys are flightless and they naturally stay as a group. Or visit our Learning Center for articles on How To Raise Chickens. lolLisa. Their bill is noticeably shorter than other duck breeds, as are their legs. All rights reserved.. Theme images by. Copyright 2010-2020 Murano Chicken Farm. They are the bantams of the duck world. I have 8 chicks too but housed separately. The 9 worst mistakes a chicken keeper can make. Want information on raising chickens sent right to your email weekly? They will do anything for a handful of peas so now I put them on the ground and they follow me around the yard as long as they know I have them in my hand. If you're thinking of adding ducks to your flock, then you should get the ducks that look too cute to be real. If so they will be quite close, I just have the pair of calls they are glued to each other, mind you a touch easier to move than Perkins they are beyond an handful at that age lol. The call duck is a small breed of duck raised primarily as pets. Click HERE! They are hard to carry but give up pretty easily when caught. They talk away to me now when I go into the garage. Lol, You should get a few call ducks, you'll love them! Call ducks first appeared on the scene in the Netherlands where they were used as a decoy duck. The Call duck is a direct descendant of the Mallard duck although through selective breeding they have shorter bills and a smaller body. When it comes to chicken keeping mistakes though, some of them... Chickens can be expensive. This would lure wild ducks into funnel traps or to where the hunters could shoot them. thanks. $100 Still up-for-grabs in our TSC / Amazon Giveaway! The ducks seemed to like them too! Rosie is now sitting on her own eggs and I hatched two of her first batch out last week, they both hatch by themselves. ACN: 601886846 Join BYC FREE here to see fewer ads, post questions, upload pics, & more! What breeds should I hatch? I raised call ducks for several years before I moved on to standard sized ducks. I am incubating in the spring! If you don't have much space and want to raise ducks then call ducks might be the right choice for you! The male Pekin was actually bleeding at one point. The Call duck is a lively, charming little bird with a small body and short bill. (I put Blue antiseptic spray on) We found a good home for the Rouen and since then we have had no problems. The gray and white call duck varieties were added to. Their heads and bodies are more rounded than standard sized duck breeds. The feathers are growing back in on the male since we rehomed the Rouen. Even if you don't count the coop, the feed and bedding are monthly expenses that add up a lot! Go. I can help with your baking questions, and share fun recipes! You must log in or register to reply here. Or maybe we eat so many eggs becau... We insulated the chicken coop last week and trust me, it's not for the reason you're thinking! Mine are about 9 weeks old, just wondering if they are done growing? It was like constant ducky chatter. The name originates from the Dutch word \'kooi\' meaning trap. They are clean, tidy birds and if provided with clean water and good food will keep themselves in good condition. In fact, my calls were the only ducks I had a hawk problem with ever in 10 years of raising ducks on this property. The Rouen had pulled most of the chest fuzz off the other male and was quite aggressive over a two day period, prior to that they were all fine.