I would like to know what breeds would be recommended for someone in my particular circumstance. Here's the details. I broke 2 broody Buff Orpington hens last year (chickens). They were very difficult and it was awful. I would like to avoid having to do that anymore. However, I do not have space in my chicken pen for more chickens. I do have a nice big lot with a backyard pond, though, so I have considered letting my chickens hatch some duck eggs. I'm leaning toward the more wild type of duck, because I want them to be able to handle themselves with daytime predators, and over-eager children. I would build them a shelter for sleeping in and possibly lay eggs in, but they would otherwise be free to move about. Egg laying proficiency would not be important, nor would it be important for them to stay put on my lot, although those would be nice. A quiet breed would be desirable. I'm simply looking for something for my broodies to do, rather than be miserable for nothing. We have wild mallards in our pond every year, so I know it's a decent environment for that breed. But, what others might fit the bill, so to speak? Also to note, it would probably be best if the eggs weren't very small as my chickens weigh a minimum of 8lbs., and I would not want the eggs crushed.