So who's noisier -- call ducks or guineas?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lceh, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. lceh

    lceh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In terms of general obnoxiousness to non-poultry-owning neighbors, are call ducks or guineas potentially more irritating? I'm thinking not only in terms of sheer volume, but also frequency of chatter. Just curious. We want to be thoughtful neighbors.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I have both and my husband would say they are equally loud and very annoying! [​IMG]
     
  3. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    guineas. definitely guineas.
     
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Guineas!! My husband refered to them as the "Air Raid Sirens" My nephew has wild ones up in NJ and he calls the the "Security Force" I had to get rid of them because they made so much noise
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Both bad, Guineas worse.
     
  6. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Guineas, absolutely! Though I rather like the sound, myself. I have thought about getting a few Guineas.

    If you want quiet Calls, get a group of single drakes. They are very colorful and hushed.
     
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  7. lceh

    lceh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know, I thought of bachelor calls, but wasn't sure if a group of drakes would coexist. Could we just get 3 boys and keep them without females?
     
  8. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Yes, and they will generally get along most happily. At certain times of the year they might or might not scrap a bit, but you can see that happen with any birds; I have several pens of bachelor drakes who do quite well together. I even have ones that have been in breeding pens with females and they get along well with other males when put back into bachelor pens as long as they don't have females to fight over. Calls are very social and will often sleep together in little piles to stay cozy. I only have one pen that gets riled up, but they only get that way when I let a bunch of ducks out free around their pen, and understandably so: they want out too! Three boys, especially if they have been raised together, will likely do fine; always expect an initial pecking-order sorting out if they don't.
     
  9. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    Guineas Xs 10!!
     
  10. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    Quote:I'll second that [​IMG]
     
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