From what I've read by many, ducks are way messier/dirtier than chickens. I got a Muscovy duckling on 9/11/16 and she's messier than even one chick I could ever imagine! Ducks also smell worse than chickens, and I know this since we formerly had chickens (we got them as chicks), and the chicks didn't smell as bad (I don't remember them being messier, I guess they're cleaner), nor as messy as my one little duckling (speaking from my experience). So did our quail chicks; like our previous chickens, they were not as bad as my duckling, in terms of mess. How about your experiences concerning ducks' and chickens' mess? Vote your answer in the poll!