So, I live in the city, and my yard is about a quarter acre..I have four chickens and I want to get two ducks. My concern is that they will be really loud and then I will get in trouble and possibly have to get rid of my chickens! These ducks would be kept at the very back of the yard, about 65-ish feet from my house, so about that same distance plus about twenty feet to the right of my neighbors. I called the feed store, the breeds they have are Pekins, Mallards, and Runners. Which of these breeds would be the quietest?
And when people say ducks are loud, what exactly does that mean? Louder than a rooster? Are male ducks or females louder?
My (chicken) hens are very quiet except for the occasional egg song, so I really don't want neighbors getting mad.
So please tell me honestly if, noise -wise, this is a bad idea.
THank you soo much.
Edited by new2chickens2011 - 3/22/12 at 3:57pm