What kind to get?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mama2my4, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2012
    Julian, PA
    I would love to get a few ducks. Just two or so. What I am hoping for is something that is a good layer, not a good flier, and something that is quiet.

    Can anyone make a suggestion?
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    Well the most quiet is the Muscovy but they are only okay layers and definitely good fliers, mind you these concerns would depend on the amount of eggs you desire and you can clip wings.

    There are many nice breeds out there but mine is limited to only this breed, there personable, excellent foragers/pest control and hardy birds.
  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
    Sorry but those things don't go together (as a general rule) with ducks.

    There are a number of breeds that are good layers.
    Many breeds that don't fly well.
    But only one that is quiet.

    Great layers: Khaki Campbell, Welsh Harlequin, Runner, Ancona (the list goes on)
    None of the above fly well.
    None of the above are quiet. Muscovy are quiet but females can fly well if wings aren't clipped and they are not prolific layers.

    Many people will say that they have a quiet member of a breed but there is no guarantee that you would end up with a quiet one.
  4. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2012
    Julian, PA
    Sounds like Muscovy might be the way for me to go. Don't need a prolific layer. And I will just clip the wings.

    Thanks so much!

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