Are ducks loud?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by RocketChick, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. RocketChick

    RocketChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!

    I've been thinking of getting some ducks but I'm worried they will bother my neighbors? Are they really loud? One of my neighbors have very loud barking dogs so I think that would be fair but are they just as loud or louder?

    And can I put chickens and ducks together? Can they be raised together as chicks and ducklings without pecking each other?

    Thanks! Or if I could only get one type of bird, which is better?

    Answer one of the questions or all is fine. [​IMG] Thanks!
     
  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    My pekin female is VERY loud. But she only talks when i come to see her.....


    ETA: Yes you can keep chickens and ducks together
     
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  3. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The TYPE of duck you get will determine the volume. Muscovy ducks are almost silent. The males make a "heh heh heh" panting noise, but no voice and the females have a tiny, little voice. They are VERY big birds though with claws and the ability to fly. They love to roost. Lots of people think they aren't very cute. I love mine, but it's their personality...they have mohawks they lift up and take down and wag their tails. They are friendly.

    Call ducks can be VERY noisy. (Hence the name "Call" ducks). They are small and really cute and come in all sorts of great colors. I didn't find them as personable as the muscovies or my runners though. Personal preference, perhaps.

    Pekin ducks are the regular quacker types and they like to talk. They are larger ducks, and my personal experience with them is that they can be great pets or they can be nasty, depending on the bird. I think they are VERY messy compared to some other breeds of ducks. BUT, there are some big Pekin proponents here, so I am sure they wil present a good argument for them. LOL.

    I only have a couple of Khaki Campbell females and a couple of Rouen females and I truthfully don't notice any significant noise from them, but they are in with my runners. The runners sort of carry on a mumbling chatter amongst themselves, but do not disturb my neighbors at all and I live in an area with narrow LOOOONG lots. There is only about 200 feet between my ducks and my next door neighbor's yard. The geese and turkeys are much louder than my runners.

    I don't keep my chickens and ducks together, but my friend upstate does and she has no problems because they have plenty of room. I am not the one to answer this question for you though.
     
  4. RocketChick

    RocketChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thanks, lots of help! [​IMG]

    My teacher has two ducklings up for adoption and I was considering getting them but I am not sure how to tell the breed? They are all siblings (there are actually 6 but there was only 2 left for me) but some are yellowish/whiteish, and some are mostly brown with hints of yellow. What breed would this be? I think they are all the same breed because they are the same family? But not sure. Not much on google about what certain breeds look like as ducklings. Suppose I can check out images though....

    Thanks!
     
  5. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can take photos and post them here, I bet you can find out the breed!!!
     
  6. RocketChick

    RocketChick Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]
    3 look like this!

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    3 look like this! (no black spots on their head though...)

    These are not the exact pics of the ducklings but basically what they look like. Hope that works? I fell in love with one of the yellow ones and one of the brown-ish ones. <3 [​IMG]
     
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  7. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pekin is a loud quacker. Khakis I hardly notice, but they are still kinda squeeky, only 7 weeks old.
     
  8. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    the brown and yellow ducks are Mallards
     
  9. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    The first set actually look a lil more like rouen ducklings.
     
  10. dixie chicken

    dixie chicken Out Of The Brooder

    The yellow ones are pekins. They grow up to be big fat white ducks that do not fly. I have four. The females do quack loudly at times but not very often. They are definately more quiet than a rooster or guinea. My ducks free range with the chickens during the day but get locked up in their own pen at night. They are messy. I did not know that they dig holes when I chose to get ducks. When it rains, they will pick any slight depression that catches water and will make a large mud puddle in short order. I love my ducks. Lucky ducky, the oldest female, comes running as fast as she can when she sees me with the water hose and she is enamoured with one of my dogs. When she sees him, she gets very close to him and talks to him like she does with the other ducks.
     

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