Hi, I was thinking about getting some ducks instead of chickens, but my mom is a bit wary about them, as she raised both ducks and chickens when she was young. So here are the things that make her think chickens are better pets... 1) Ducks are loud. 2) Ducks poop a lot. 3)Ducks won't fly-they'll walk and poop all over the place. (There's a pond across the street from us, and I thought that maybe they could go there during the day?) 4) They'll lay the eggs a long way off so you can never find them. 5) They need a lot of space. Is this true?