Chicken vs. Duck

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NicoleRook, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. NicoleRook

    NicoleRook Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wondering, from experiance which makes a better family pet, Chicken or Duck and why? Thanks....
     
  2. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks! I say ducks for sure! If you get a day old duckling or even hatch some eggs out they will bond to you way more than a chicken. When you walk they will follow and if you spend time with it every day the friendship will last into adulthood.[​IMG]
    This is just one pic. of several that I have raised! She is sitting on me while I lay in the grass!
     
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  3. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i like animals that leave me alone and can fend for themselves. so i prefer chickens. and i swear ducks poop way more than chickens. haha
     
  4. NicoleRook

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    I have heard much on the duck poop issue.
     
  5. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    duck and goose poop. its a nightmare. goose is worse. but still both are worse than chickens. i dont live on a lot of land so the less nasty poop the better.
     
  6. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps


    It's hard to understand how much messier ducks are then chickens until you have had both. I had 3 ducklings. They were way messier then the 14 chicks I have now combined. They can be charming but you need to heavily consider what level of maintenance you are looking for.
     
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  7. NicoleRook

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    However isn't their poop good for the gardens, and I do love to Garden.
     
  8. NicoleRook

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    Any advice on ducky diapers.
     

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