Well if you let them out of the enclosure from time to time runners tend to stick together and are easy to herd, try that with a bunch of chickens! Ducks are messier though. what answer did you expect on a duck board?
I was wondering the same, most of the people posting in this section are duck people. Hense the reason your getting a very one-sided opinon on which is better
I have both. I've had the chickens longer than the ducks, but now that I've had both I prefer the ducks because of their laying ability. If I had gotten muscovies like I wanted I probably wouldn't be as impressed, but after getting an egg a day from my 2 ducks for the past month and 1 egg a day average from my 16 chickens who are all over 6 months and less than 18 months I am about done with the chickens. I'll be cutting those wayyy back here in the next few weeks, to make room to expand the duck flock. I just wish the ducks weren't so loud and messy, but they make up for it.
See what I mean. This is excatly why I personaly think ducks lay better. Jullie, what kind of chickens do you have?