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Golden Cascade/Saxony ducks good for suburbs?

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Hey guys, i live in the suburbs and want to have some ducks. Somebody around are selling Golden Cascade eggs that i might want to hatch. But are they loud? I don't want something too noisy that they would call the cops on me (which they've done with my barking dogs..) I don't think a couple quacks here and there would hurt, but just not something really noisy like a call duck? Ive heard that call ducks are noisy, but some people say they aren't? Would a couple of Call Ducks be ok? Also, I was wondering if Saxony ducks would be good too? Let me know, thanks guys! :D 


Edited by kiimmyn - 4/6/16 at 5:36pm
post #2 of 6

Part of it is going to depend on the individual ducks, their environment, and how you manage them.

 

Mine stay pretty quiet until they know I am nearby and it's been "too long" since I have come over to talk to them.  And that can be for a few hours.

 

They also call for attention when the food bowl is empty.

 

But I have asked my neighbors about it, and they say they're not a loud annoyance (houses are 200 feet apart, or so).

 

Mine are Runners (I now have some Buffs, a BEI, a white Mallard, and a Khaki-Rouen mix).

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post #3 of 6

Like Amiga, I have runners and our neighbors do hear them, but they enjoy it.

Mine are not loud often, but when they are, you can hear them.

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I heard runners are timid and dont need alot of water?

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No domestic duck breed is going to require a lot of water. A kiddie pool will usually suffice depending upon how many birds you have. 

 

I would not suggest call ducks for a suburban area. I have raised calls and they have all been quite vocal. 

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Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

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Previously Raised:

Java Green Peafowl l  Guineas l Turkeys l Icelandic Chickens

Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

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Also, Welcome to BYC! 

                 Say NO to Crested Ducks!         My BYC Interview     Raising Ducks      Geese 101

 

Previously Raised:

Java Green Peafowl l  Guineas l Turkeys l Icelandic Chickens

Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

Reply

                 Say NO to Crested Ducks!         My BYC Interview     Raising Ducks      Geese 101

 

Previously Raised:

Java Green Peafowl l  Guineas l Turkeys l Icelandic Chickens

Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

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