My husband and I want to start raising ducks. We are new at this, and could use any advice you have for beginners. Our two biggest questions are:
1) Since we live in a neighborhood, we are concerned about noise level. (This is actually why we are looking into ducks rather than chickens). Which breeds would be best for our back yard? Looking for low noise and no flight.
2) What would you recommend for containment and housing? How much indoor space do they need? etc.
Oh, and we are in NC, so the weather changes daily. We need a hearty breed that can adapt easily.
Any other tips would also be greatly appreciated.