.....that they were going to be soooo LOUD!!!! When we got our first ever batch of chicks this Spring my hubby impulsively got a couple of ducklings too. I can't say I was against it, they were adorable. The people didn't tell us they would be so noisy though, luckily our neighbors are far enough away that they don't have to hear them. We love our Pekins, but holy cow can they be obnoxious!!