Chickens Vs. Ducks

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Roosterboy, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Songster

    Oct 28, 2008
    As pets. What are the pros and cons of each? What is your favorite? (I know that most will say chickens considering the website

    Edit to add:

    Or guinea fowl?
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2008
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Now I have owned both. Both are nice if raised from babies. Chickens purchased as adults are ok, but a duck? If you don't raise it, they can be not ducky~
  3. chickmamawannabe

    chickmamawannabe Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    Canby, Or-y-gun
    Personally, I like ducks. They don't squabble as much as chickens, and if you get the right breed, they can be very friendly. They're not as prone to disease, either.
  4. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Well, for pets maybe ducks, b/c they are a little less aggressive, I think. Chickens have "better" or more familiar tasting eggs, though. I've never had a duck egg before, but I've heard that they take some getting used to.
  5. Morning Dove

    Morning Dove Songster

    Oct 13, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    Quote:I think duck eggs taste wonderful, they do have a stronger flavor!

  6. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Well, I've had both and am taking care of both at the fall festival. I'll take chickens any day and that's not because this is a chicken site! LOL Ducks are messy, messy, messy!
  7. silverfilly

    silverfilly Peepin N' Cheepin

    Jan 25, 2008
    I love my Ducks, and their eggs are great, big and very tasty. As far as freindlyness, I have some chickens and some ducks that are freindly and some chickens and some ducks that are not. Ducks by far are messyer to raise and make anything they can into a puddle. but they dont squable. I have both and I love both equally. Guineas..well I just have 3 that are a month old but they are not freindly, very flighty. But I got them to more for eating bugs and ticks so as long as they do that I will get a few more. and they can stay.
  8. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

    Aug 27, 2007
    at the zoo usually
    I love my chickens, but my zoo has some Peking ducks in the education dept, and they have stolen my heart. Peaches and Dora are so full of personality, they're always cackling back and forth to each other. I would love to have a couple of Pekings one day.
  9. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Quack quack.

    Guess what I choose? [​IMG]
  10. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    I have both and I have to admit they are both special in different ways. The ducks are terrific to watch, great entertainment, but they are messy and are not overly friendly. I have six, four raised as babies and two added later and the group of four pick on the other two.

    My chickens are much cleaner but they don't hold the same entertainment appeal to me. I do love them though and several of them are very friendly and let me hold them and pack them around.

    I have never cooked a duck egg, I have baked with them and they are wonderful for baking.

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