I would love to get a pair or trio of ducks this fall, but I would love to know which ones would be best for a small urban backyard that they would be sharing with some bantam chicken hens (the ducks and chickens will be housed separately). Here are my criteria:
1. Reasonably quiet--I want to disturb the neighbors as little as possible.
2. Reasonably clean and easy to clean up after--I have heard some larger ducks can be little piggies in small spaces.
3. Easy to tame and make a pet out of.
4. Some egg laying ability.
This is my first time making a poll, so please forgive the oversight if your favorite breed is not listed. I have tried to only list the ones that I have seen described here as small or smallish and not too flighty or noisy.