I'll have baby scovies eventually. Mine aren't laying yet. They are quiet, but they fly very well. I get a laugh out of them all the time, cause they face each other and bob their heads like they;re talking, but no noise comes out. Mine have decided that they live by the pond, and I haven't been able to close them up at night. I'm hoping that they'll decide to move back 'home' by the time they start laying, so I can find the eggs without a treasure hunt.