Hi. I'm considering getting some kind of Fowl. I was first considering chickens but now I'm looking into ducks. I have a very small area on the south side of my house where I could keep them. It's also on a pretty steep slope at places and not much more than about 5 ft. wide. I was also interested in Muscovies because they're pretty quiet. The fowl would be near the neighbors fence and they usually keep a window open on that side of the house. I don't want them to be disturbed. We also have a big slug problem in our area. I was think it would cool to possibly let a Muscovy go through my very small vegetable garden ocassionally as long as I would be out there to monitor it. Actually let him go around the whole property monitored. I also read that they don't need bathing water as much as other ducks. Is this really true? Just looking at the plus and minuses of both fowl before I make a decision. I'm working with a very small restricted place, very close to our house and living room window btw.. With all day sun and a neighbor's window that is a ways down but I don't want them disturbed. Oh and very cold winters.