Okay, call me a fool. But I hatched three darling little Australian Spotted Ducks (one of each color, I was lucky). They all seem to be females. The are charming and we love them. Well, most of us do. Because we must keep them in a pen, they quack all the time. I have neighbors that work out of the house and neighbors that just expect to be able to have a little peace and quiet in their homes (which they deserve). I never dreamed such cuttie pies could be so flipping noisy. This is a ridiculous question, but I'm going to ask it anyway. Are there any strategies at all to help quiet the little guys up? If I let them out free in the backyard, I have to lock up my dog. I do that lots, but it's just not good for the dog either. I was a fool. I made a mistake. I could relocated them to a family ranch, but my young daughters are in love with them and are afraid they would die out there. Thanks for any advise.