Does anyone have White Layers from Metzer? I got our flock started with 5 female runner/cayuga mixes (sold to me as black runners but except for one runner-y looking one, they look like mini cayugas) from Ideal Poultry in the spring. They are hilarious and so much fun. They are shaping up to be good layers, too.....but more is better, right? Duck math is striking.... I want to expand. I find all the traits of my ducks endearing but one thing I don't want to do is annoy the neighbors. Usually in the morning before being fed or in the afternoon before getting dinner they tend to pipe up fairly loud. Due to the location of their run, you can hear them from the street, and I'm sure my neighbors in the cul-de-sac behind me can hear them as well. I have had zero complaints but my neighbors across the street who I am friends with has mentioned that they can hear the ducks. She says they do not bother her but she hears them. We have great weather here and she is one to leave all her windows and doors open. Her bedroom window faces the street so she hears them more than us! I am trying to figure out if I have particularly loud ducks or not. I am wondering how loud White Layers typically are. I've heard cayugas are a bit noisy so maybe mine are louder than average? Luckily they aren't constantly noisy, mostly just before mealtimes. I think I have room for 8-10 ducks total. I might even get a drake and start cultivating my own special flock..... but I have to be sure this won't become a problem first. Any opinions welcome!