I prefere chickens. Ducks (at least mine) are incredibly stupid, they have no brains what-so-ever. They don't lay as well as chickens, eat more, take up more space and make a huge mess. They are also a lot louder, with the exception of a rooster.
Please dont say your ducks are stupid breaks my heart. I dont care that you dont like the ducks as much. But still breaks my heart
Also, some duck breeds can OUT LAY chickens. Like the khaki campbell, the runner, and the welsh harlequin. My two khaki hens laid MUCH better then my moms red star chickens. What kind of ducks do you have?
I'm only stating the truth, I have had several duck breeds and none were very bright. Out of pekins, rouens, muscovy's, runners and all kinds of mutts, I've never had one outlay a chicken. They might lay for a few months, then they quit. A chicken is a more efficent layer.
I know gwarg has already replyed to this but, all of those except the runners and mutts (not knowing what breeds they are) arent suppost to be laying breeds. They are made for meat. I hear runners dont lay as well as the khaki or the harlequin, but are still good layers... As long as you have the right line
Persononly, I think my 7 chicks are much nicier, and more cuddly, but kinda annoying as well. I like that they want to be with me, but hate that they are so noisy. The ducklings only wanted me for food, and water, and I was fine with that. I like raising ducks ducks more I think but still love the chicks.