Im interested in an all purpose duck for eggs, meat, and one that are good foragers. I was looking at starting a small flock. I had 2 crested swedish ducks 2 years ago, both were hens. they grew really fast, but I gave them away to a friend of mine. He still had them, and when I told him Im getting back into keeping poultry he gave them back to me. He said they laid ok, but have slowed down. I'm not sure why. There is a silver, and black one. Unfortunately, for the silver one, I woke up one morning, to only find her head. Im going to keep the other, but would like to find a breed (or maybe even this breed) that can produce well naturally, can't fly (I free range them during the day), lay well, and aren't that noisy. Im not sure if it's because my black swedish is alone but she is LOUD. Louder then a rooster, and is really noisy during the morning, and night. Thanks in advance for the help!