Well, I got my first noise complaint from a neighbor saying, "the quacking in the early morning is unbearable!" But to clarify that statement, I don't let my ducks out of their coup until 8:30am and rarely do I actually hear them chattering from inside their coup while I'm in my house (which is much closer than the neighbor to the ducks!). They ARE noisy when I first let them out since they are so excited to take their morning dip and stretch their wings but I think they quiet down pretty quickly and I don't think its unacceptable to have some noise at 8:30am. Nevertheless, I need to change something because I want to have a good relationship with my neighbor. I also want to keep my duck hobby. Maybe I should complain about their screaming grandkids at the nearby playground?? (just kidding) I have 5 females (2 khakis, 1 white metzer hybrid, 2 golden metzer hybrids). They are about 19 weeks old and should start laying any day. There are two ducks that are noisier than the others (1 khaki, 1 golden), which I would also consider them to be the dominant ones of the group. Theroretically, if I could erase the noise those two make, it would be quieter. However, if I got rid of those two, would the other ducks just get noisier? I have also been reading on here that Muscovy's are really quiet, I am not sure I'm a fan of the carbuncles (sp?). Perhaps I could replace a couple ducks with Muscovy. Are they good egg layers compared to the duck breeds I have chosen? I think someone around here has them, I've seen ads online - so it may not be too difficult to find some. I really would like adult ducks, as cute as ducklings are - I have been not-so-patiently waiting for my ducks to start laying eggs. Any ideas? Thanks you in advance, you all are so helpful!