After watching the very first batch of broiler chicks grow and grow and GROW...I didn't really think anything could top that. I thought maybe duck people were just bragging But no, really, these little pekin ducks we ended up with last week grow like WEEDS! It hasn't even been a week, and I swear they have already outgrown the same accommodations that held the same number of broilers for 2 weeks! I have been impressed with them, and how well they have done already. I was all set for ducks to be a challenge of some sort...but surprisingly, they are no more so difficult than a broiler chick...dumdumdum...SO FAR It has only been a week after all PLUS I had a TON of good tips I picked up here on BYC to follow! They might be a PITA to process (though i don't mind plucking a duck anymore than a chicken or turkey really)....but it's going to be worth it I can tell already! Ducks...should have been raising them all along...we have been missing out!