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Meat Ducks That Aren't Loud...

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by PineBurrowPeeps, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Are there any? When I say loud, I'm talking Pekin Hen LOUD. I have a Pekin Hen as a pet and shes pretty loud. I have a customer who wants to buy duck but I just cannot imagine a bunch of Pekins and the noise level so I am thinking about other breeds that are good meat producers. Either that or buying sexed Pekins and only getting drakes...
  2. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Muscoveys, they can quack. I heard a hen that I was trying to catch quack. I've had them for 2 years and never heard one quack until 2 days ago. They get big and are supposed to have the least fat content of any duck. Males get big. Females are the size of a large hen; maybe 8 pounds.[​IMG]Momma duck;she is a broody duck. As soon as we sell her chicks she starts all over. I was going to butcher some of her offspring but did not want her to sit on eggs when it is so cold. They do hiss.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2009
  3. THANKS!
  4. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Yep, Scovies. My Pekin, Cayagu, and Calls are really loud. I can hear those girls and guys from the barn to the house. My Scovies just hiss and very softly quack. I can only hear them if I am down at the barn.
  5. I am going to get some from J.M. hatchery I think...
    I think I will hold a few back to breed so I don't have to buy Ducklings again too.
    Thanks for the pic!
  6. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    My muscovies are virtually silent. And the drake is really, really big. There would be a lot of meat on that guy!

  7. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Buffs are loud, runners are too skinny and khaki's are kind of small.
    Looks like my ducks are safe! LOL
  9. I love my Khaki's endlessly. They aren't ending up on anyone's dinner plate lol
  10. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008

    Thought I'd add a pic. These ones aren't even full grown yet. The one is front is my drake, Yankee. The one behind is a hen, Pie. He is about 10-12 pounds right now and they can get to 20 lbs for the drake. The hens don't get as big as the drakes.

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