We currently have two ducks that are an integrated part of our chicken flock. I love them to pieces and find them far more charming than the chickens. They also don't possess any of the annoying and maddening bad habits that the chickens do (i.e. crapping all over our front and back porch and the carport, digging giant holes to dust bathe in, sitting in the flower pots and scratching up the flower bed that is no more). Anyway, I'm seriously considering getting rid of 99% of our chicken flock and getting a few ducks (and possibly a few geese) instead. I've heard that ducks can be quite destructive to your yard. I'm not sure if I've just been lucky or it's because we only have two or because we have so much space but I haven't encountered that problem. They forage all day long and I see them sort of digging their bills around in the grass but they never seem to leave big muddy holes. Really, I'm just looking for the positive and the negative, the good, the bad, and, the ugly.