I never thought I'd want ducks...they're loud and messy right? At least that's what I'd always thought... Seeing them at the Northeast Poultry Congress show a couple weeks ago...well, let's just say I've been bitten by the duck bug. The ones at the show that really caught my eye were the call ducks. The smaller size, housing and feed needs are really appealing...and what comes in, must go out right? So if they eat less...maybe they poop less? Or at least not as much volume The only downfall I can see to the calls, is that they are loud. But how loud is loud? Could it be an annoyance like a rooster crowing? The other breed I'm considering are the Muscovy's because they are supposed to be so quiet and docile. And I may have crested pekin eggs available to me.... So here are my questions to all of you waterfowl guru's out there... 1. How loud is loud when it comes to the calls. 2. What would you recommend for a duck newb for their first breed? (I have 4 children so the more docile the better) 3. Are any breeds easier to hatch than others? 4. Any tips or recommendations for a duck newbie?