Welsh Harlequin Ducks - Quiet? HA

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NellaBean, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

    Mar 4, 2009
    Broodyland, TN
    My Coop
    I thought they were supposed to be mellow and quiet breed? My 3 girls are SO LOUD. They quack so loud you can hear them thruogh my cell phone even when I am up the hill in front of the house. They make my runners sound like church mice.....

    Is this normal? why do I have the loudmouth ducks on this block? LOL
  2. Blooming chicks

    Blooming chicks Songster

    Mar 4, 2008
    Bucks County
    Mine, honestly aren't that loud. The girls only get loud when they are threatened (like when my four year old wants to "hold" them) or when I go out first thing in the morning to feed them. Other than that, they are quiet and peaceful. It's really too bad yours are so loud, I love mine.
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    I have one that is REALLY LOUD. She is being sold. Supposed to be picked up tonight [​IMG]

    The others occasionally yack it up, but overall they are quiet.
  4. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

    Mar 4, 2009
    Broodyland, TN
    My Coop
    Well, I have no neighbors behind me, my neighbor on one side LOVES my ducks, my neighbor on the other side is mostly deaf and likes the ducks (but when annoyed can take out her hearing aids and be deaf LOL) and my neighbor across the road has 2 DONKEYS and a bunch of sheep.

    So its okay that they're noisy. Just strange. They are REALLY REALLY loud. It's like they are trying to quack as loud as possible. they really put their bodies into it [​IMG]
  5. CityChicker

    CityChicker Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    My WH were LOUD! Loud beyond belief. Wifezilla didn't even get the loudest ones. They were deafeningly loud. I didn't realize how quiet all of my bantam ducks were until I had WH, LOL. Maybe I have quieter Calls than normal as well, but they put even my Calls to shame.
  6. mangled

    mangled Songster

    I have a friend with 4 WH, and they're ridiculous loud. They put my Pekins to shame, and I thought they were obnoxious. LOL

  7. duckluv

    duckluv Crowing

    Aug 20, 2010
    You sound like your talking about a flock of Pekins!
  8. pardygwyn

    pardygwyn Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Mine weren't bad at first, but ever since the one went broody and the other got jealous, they've been pretty loud. Babies hatching right now to perpetuate the loudness (or at least, I HOPE the whole clutch isn't male)!!
  9. Javamama

    Javamama Songster

    Jun 6, 2008
    Mine are loud when they want fed in the evenings, and the rest of the time the chatter alot, but I can't hear them from inside the house. Sometimes when they get excited it sounds like there is a man having a good laugh in the yard and that makes me laugh. I like the noises they make.
    My chickens are crazy noisy to the point of annoying and I don't even have roosters. They always sound like they are groaning and complaining. Noise is relative, I guess.
  10. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    Quote:maybe they are having a quacking contest. whoever quacks the loudest gets the most treats!!

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