Well I'm hooked on fowl! I'm going to get a couple of bantams and quail. But I had so much fun with my duckling snail hunter that I must replace him/her. I think I'd like another buff duckling as it was rather small and so darned smart (for a duck!). I didn't have a choice last time as I fostered a dumped duckling and chick. This time I get to choose! While I'm building and reinforcing the outdoors fowl run I thought I'd do some research... So for all you fowl fanatics! 1. What's the quietest duck (breed, and male or female does it matter?) 2. What's the smallest of the quiet ducks? 3. Are any chickens quieter than others? of the bantams? I'm really not concerned about eggs other than I can't handle a huge flock of ducks. I would like 2 though so they could be buddies in the water without the chicken friends freaking out! Will 2 male ducks get along or just beat each other up? I can handle quite a few quail and about 2 or 3 chickens. Thanks for any advice! I haven't found a backyard ducks forum with so many helpful people yet. Susan p.s. stay tuned for when I finally convince my hubby that he married a repressed farm girl!! p.p.s. if you have fertile eggs or chicks near So Cal, I'm interested! Otherwise it's online I go.