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This summer, I am hoping to hatch two ducks! Ducks aren't, how do i say this....allowed, where i live so i need (a) breed(s) that are somewhat quiet...preferably ones that are available at metzer farms please! I really like buffs, but are they noisy? I dont think they are but i need advice. And also, is it possible to purchase only 2 duck eggs at Metzer? I saw that the minimum price was 25 bucks but no minimum quantity... they only stated the minimum quantity for ducklings which is 2 but im talking about EGGS! So i'd be more than happy if someone could answer my q's! THANKS!!! 

 

 

 

Owner of one very cute lionhead bunny, Scooter, and a old lady chocolate lab that still acts like a puppy! And a soon-to-be mother of 2 duckies!!!

(BTW I DONT KNOW HOW TO DO THAT LITTLE DESCRIPTION AT THE BOTTOM IN GRAY SO IM DOIN' THIS! LOL)

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WelcometoBYC.gif. The ONLY quiet domestic breed is the Scovy. All others especially the hens are going to be VERY loud. You might want to considered buying Drakelets 

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 Say NO to Crested Ducks!                     Common Chicken Practices          Learn more about Avian Influenza

 

 

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post #4 of 13

My call ducks were pretty quiet.

 

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Silver Laced Wyandotte's, Silkies, Ameraucana's, Easter Egger's, Belgian d'anvers, Leghorns, California Whites, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, one Black Jersey Giant rooster, Guinea's, Ducks, and one Sweetgrass turkey tom. 

 

 

 

 

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  AnnElise Clark

 

~Chickens are like potato chips, you can't just have one!~ 

 

Silver Laced Wyandotte's, Silkies, Ameraucana's, Easter Egger's, Belgian d'anvers, Leghorns, California Whites, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, one Black Jersey Giant rooster, Guinea's, Ducks, and one Sweetgrass turkey tom. 

 

 

 

 

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Hi and welcome-byc.gif from Ohio. So glad you joined. BEI are not a quiet duck. thumbsup.gif

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TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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frow.gif & welcome-byc.gif from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Completely agree with Kevin565 - Scovies are the only really quiet ones. I swear, I our girl ducks are just about the loudest animals we own lol. To make a signature, click on My Profile at the top.  Under Your Photos there's a section called Your Forum Signature & under that is the Edit Signature Text button.  


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9/28/2013 RIP Verity. . . You'll always be in our hearts.

 

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9/28/2013 RIP Verity. . . You'll always be in our hearts.

 

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LL

 

Our Cayugas are pretty quiet.  FYI....Call Ducks are NOT quiet!!   big_smile.png

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frow.gif                     welcome-byc.gif           from washington state         glad you joined us!

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                             *Pure English Orpington Breeder *

* Spangle/Mottle Orpingtons* *Partridge Orpingtons* Jubilee Orpingtons *Silver Laced Orpingtons *BBS Orpingtons * English Lavenders* *LF Chocolates* *Chocolate bantam* *Red Orpingtons*

* Autumn Farm Orpingtons *

  

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Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan frow.gif

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



My Chickens
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Kevin565 View Post

WelcometoBYC.gif. The ONLY quiet domestic breed is the Scovy. All others especially the hens are going to be VERY loud. You might want to considered buying Drakelets 

Thanks for the welcome! But what are drakelets? Just baby males? I really wanted the experience of hatching my ducks, so i don't know if i want to order ducklings. Do you know a reliable site where i could possibly buy Muscovy eggs? And how big do they get? Thanks for your help i appreciate it!!clap.gif

I see ducks in my future. ~Ally Rose~
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