We had 2 ducks until last week. At one point there were 3, and one got killed. The two left were about 5 months old, females. The little black duck, Quackie O, fell ill and passed away last week. Quackie O kept Phoebe (the Pekin) in line with her loud quacks. Phoebe who was already kind of a loud mouth, is now out of control. She quacks the minute she wakes up, until she goes to bed. She'll stop long enough to eat or play in the yard, or nap. She also stops is if we are outside spending time with her, or standing in the window where she can see us. Another interesting development, is that in the past couple of days, Phoebe (the Pekin), has started to allow me to pet her. Normally we're kept at arm's length, and now I have a new little friend. Then I noticed she flattens her body out and puts her booty in the air while I pet. Methinks Phoebe's is a bit lonely! While I appreciate her adorable noises, the QUACK QUACK QUACK is disturbing and so annoying, and we have neighbors. It's okay on occasion, but this is incessant. I tried to find an adult female around here, but to no avail. So, I got 2 little ducklings this weekend, which helped the quacking for about 6 hours, and the newness of the babies wore off. I'm hoping once the babies grow bigger, she'll have some friends to chatter with. They are so stinking cute too! In the meantime, I'm seriously considering getting a cardboard standup of one of us to put in the window, to see if that minimizes the squawking. Is that crazy?? I'm desperate! Any advice?