One of my coworkers was asking me about ducks last night for her kid, I think it was. They have chickens already, and she was thinking her kid would love to have a duck, for some reason. I really wasn't paying much attention to the reason why she was interested in ducks, and I seem to be having memory problems these days. Anyway, I told her ducks are very dirty (as in they make messes, not dirty themselves), but can get along with chickens well enough. I was wondering what breed of duck is best as a pet for kids? Like I would say d'uccles are great pets for kids because they're so calm and gentle; dainty, in the case of my d'uccles. This all came up when I mentioned I was trying to hatch a couple duck eggs for a neighbor, whose female was killed the other day. She was wondering what I was going to do with the ducklings when they hatch. I'm assuming the lady I'm hatching them for will want them, but I'm not entirely sure at this point. I'll be seeing her again at work tonight, so I can pass along the information and maybe see about getting her a couple ducklings.