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Quietest Duck Breeds?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by new2chickens2011, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. new2chickens2011

    new2chickens2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm new to ducks..wanting to get a few. What are the quietest breeds? I live in the city and don"t want tooooo much noise. I have a few chickens, and they aren't too loud. Are ducks louder than chickens?
    Thanks!
     
  2. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Cayuga drakes. They don't "quack" unless you approach them and them stop shortly after. I also heard that the Muscovies are very quiet but they fly
     
  3. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    Quote:If I might interject something here; Drakes don't quack very loudly compared to the hens. Have you had any hens? I've heard that they are rather silent. I had a cayuga ducklet that I had to hand raise, but she died before puberty so I actually don't know for myself how silent she was. Rouens I know are very silent. Breeds that aren't silent:
    -Orpingtons
    -Pekins
    -Bessemers
    -Swedes
    -Campbells
    -Calls (of course)
     
  4. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
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    Muscovy dont quack at all.
     
  5. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    Quote:Yeah, that's right. We've had scobies for a few years, and since they aren't technically even a duck, it seems fitting that they don't quack. They do hiss alot. And I hate their 'additude', always trying to kill things or mate with chickens or running into solid objects. I don't like those treeducks. If I ever become one of those fanciers who has all those exotic duck species, I'm not getting treeducks.
     
  6. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscoveys are very quite, sweet and smart, I think!!!!
     
  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    The only quiet ducks are Muscovy. All other ducks are noisy.

    There is a constant low murmur coming from the flock of ducks and the females will blast out the occasional very loud string of quacks for no reason that I can see. There is always a huge loud hullabaloo whenever they see me coming out.

    Drakes are not too loud, volume-wise. They chatter a lot, but it isn't loud. However, I recommend that you not add drakes to a flock of chickens. They would need to be separated. Without their own ducks, the drakes will attempt to make girlfriends of your hens.
     
  8. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If I might interject something here; Drakes don't quack very loudly compared to the hens. Have you had any hens? I've heard that they are rather silent. I had a cayuga ducklet that I had to hand raise, but she died before puberty so I actually don't know for myself how silent she was. Rouens I know are very silent. Breeds that aren't silent:
    -Orpingtons
    -Pekins
    -Bessemers
    -Swedes
    -Campbells
    -Calls (of course)

    Well I haven't had hens, no, but I researched and it says the breed, both male and female are good for urban areas because they are a quiet breed.
     
  9. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Muscovies are ducks, they are sweet, gentle and don't quack.
     
  10. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    since they aren't technically even a duck

    then why does every other BYCer on here post pics and talk about them in the duck forum?​
     

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