Quietest duck breed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckncover, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

    Jan 17, 2009
    North Eastern PA
    I'm considering getting a duck or two but I need to know what kind of duck is the least noisy. I don't personally care what he looks like but I live in a town with chicken laws so I can't let my neighbors hear them. Thanks!
  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    I Believe muscovies. (sp?)
  3. LittleSquidgenHome

    LittleSquidgenHome Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    Muscovy ducks hardly make a sound they hiss or sometimes whistle. You will have to clip flight feathers though otherwise they will be flying around your neighborhood and swimming in neighbors pools. I would vote for Muscovy girls. They are quiet, will produce some eggs, and wont, usually, mount your leg. Best of luck!
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    Yep, if you are going domestic, you'll have to stay with the ol scovies. There are lots of quite wild breeds, but muscovies are about the only domestic I can think of right off hand.
  5. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

    Jan 17, 2009
    North Eastern PA
    The ones with the red growths on their faces:th...it figures. I would love to have a hen though...do they lay as often as chickens or less? I would want a duckling but I can never find places that sell muscovies... though. I don't care about noise at all in fact I have a parrot but quacking is very recognizable and I'd surely get in trouble with the popo and all.

    Is this a muscovie hen?

  6. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Yep, that's a scovey girl.
  7. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    Muscovies are fairly good layers- although im not sure of exact figures in comparison to a hen - when colected daily you could get up to 200 eggs a year depending on the climate where you live. They are also known as good broodies too.

    They are quite different in many ways to other ducks- and yes much quiter. They have the cutest way of wandering around with their tails wagging. The red carnucling can take a bit to warm to as they do look different from other ducks - but they are usually fairly good natured and can make good pets.
  8. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
  9. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    i vote muscovies too. i have a pair and i wouldn't trade them for the world. i originally wanted pekins because i am not a fan on crauncling (the red) but they have such cute personalities and as duckyfromoz said, their tails!!! it's soooooooooooooo cute. my little girl wags her tail anytime you call her name. i sing shake your booty to her (the song) and she shakes her tail it's priceless!! she barely makes any noise, and my drake makes a hissing noise. i swear he laughs at her too. it's sooooooooo funny
  10. 7961

    7961 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2009
    As well as Mandarin and Wood ducks are quiet. Depending on the size of your place in town - remember muscovies are a large breed.

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