Hello all, We have been keeping chickens for a while in a very quiet neighborhood (currently have eight), And we have recently decided that we want to keep ducks as well so that we can breed them and keep both males and females. There is a law against having roosters. The plan is to breed them and slaughter a few every once in a while. I am really stuck on getting Welsh harlequins, but I have heard people say very different things about how loud they are. If I hatch them myself will they be less frightened by their environment? I read that they really like having a set schedule... but will they really freak out all night if they hear something? I have heard about cayugas being really quiet but I am really set on the harlequins. I have a small pond for them and plan on building another one so we are all set to care for them.... I just don't want to upset any neighbors with the noise. Any advice?