After 5 months of having a backyard chicken flock of 7, my HOA somehow got wind of it and made me get rid of them. I was really annoyed, because the secretary at the HOA told me in the beginning it was fine, as long as we were careful of the noise and smell-- but I didn't keep her email, and I was recently informed that chickens were never allowed, and we had to get rid of them immediately. I really miss the fresh eggs, and somebody at the local farmer's market suggested I try Muscovies instead. We have a 6' block fence, and a 15'X 15' fenced off chicken run. There is no way anyone can SEE into our yard, but if the patrolling HOA HEARS anything we'd have to get rid of them again. Are Muscovies really quiet enough to avoid detection from 20' away on the other side of a block fence? I'd love advice and/or suggestions from people who have them. Thanks!