Confused on Welsh Harlequins

ChickHick134

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 4, 2014
44
4
24
Hey there, so I ordered some WH's to come in May and from what I have read they are calm and quiet which is really important for me. But now I am seeing people saying they are nonstop quackers and are louder than Pekins which I read to be very loud. I really can't have loud ducks and these will be my first time having ducks so I want it to be a good experience.

Do you guys know why they are so loud and how I can possibly stop it? They ducks will be living with chickens (not in the same coop but area) and I don't want fights to start. Any suggestions or past experiences?

Thanks!
 

ducklover87

Songster
7 Years
Aug 7, 2012
1,166
46
141
Hey there, so I ordered some WH's to come in May and from what I have read they are calm and quiet which is really important for me. But now I am seeing people saying they are nonstop quackers and are louder than Pekins which I read to be very loud. I really can't have loud ducks and these will be my first time having ducks so I want it to be a good experience.

Do you guys know why they are so loud and how I can possibly stop it? They ducks will be living with chickens (not in the same coop but area) and I don't want fights to start. Any suggestions or past experiences?

Thanks!

My WH's are pretty calm and quiet. They can be loud sometimes but all ducks can. Not much you can really do about it as long as they have good and water they should be pretty quiet.
 

Sfraker

Songster
5 Years
Feb 17, 2014
560
69
151
Western NC
Mine are loud when I walk out to them. Once I am in the pen they settle down. When I bring them food, treats, new bedding, etc. they chat about it for a little bit because they are excited. Over all they are quiet. When they talk there is a reason and I actually find it humorous.
 

ChickHick134

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 4, 2014
44
4
24
Thank you :) One more question, do you have chickens with your ducks? Ours will be living together but not raised from chicks together so I'm not sure how that's going to go down.
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nayeli

Songster
6 Years
Jan 18, 2014
1,988
108
196
Mine is only loud when seperated... the hen will freak out and get noisy looking/calling the drake. Otherwise they are pretty quiet.
 

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