male ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jfitz123, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. jfitz123

    jfitz123 New Egg

    Mar 3, 2012
    I am thinking about getting a few ducks and in my research everyone is saying that the male runner duck is a lot quieter than the female. I was wondering if you can keep just males together and not have any females. I have neighbors close to my house and the noise would make then very un happy neighbors.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    During the breeding season males by themselves get a little crazy - actually, frequently males with mates get a little crazy during the breeding season. A good drake is a joy to have around. A hormone driven maniac can sorely tryyour patience.

    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    How many are you talking?
    A few should be fine.

    My runner girls went though a very 'loud mouth' stage and my neighbors could easily hear them. But then they quieted down. They aren't too very loud very often now - only when they want food and their dish is empty. Then the neighborhood can hear them.
    But the boys shouldn't make much noise at all.
  4. jfitz123

    jfitz123 New Egg

    Mar 3, 2012
    i am thinking about 3 or 4 runners

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