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Ducks vs Chicken

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NicoleRook, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. NicoleRook

    NicoleRook Out Of The Brooder

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    Just doing a survey....Which makes a better family pet...duck or chicken and why? Thanks
     
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    This has been asked before so if you'd like to read through the past questions, you can do a search. [​IMG] Personally, i think it's a rather difficult thing to answer as there are pro/cons to both and truly falls down to your purpose, the breeds and the effort put forth.

    I like both and keep both, i don't favour one over the other.
     
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  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'd vote ducks but I've never personally had chickens. However, geese make better pets than both IMO.
     
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  4. wildpeas

    wildpeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you mean by family pet? Are you talking about animals that live inside the house like cats and dogs? Or just animals that won't be eaten?
     
  5. NicoleRook

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    An indoor/outdoor pet that is good with kids.
     
  6. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Single ducks can't be indoor/outdoor. They are flock animals. They also aren't like dogs or cats and behave differently than either. They also have their own personalities within each breed and aren't as easy to catagorize as good with kids or good pet as dog breeds are.
     
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  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, well put.
     
  8. ChristineR

    ChristineR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I agree with this. In general, I prefer ducks for pets, but a case can be made for either one. I think it's really about personal preference. Serama chickens are very small and very tame; they make great pets for kids. Still, if I had to choose only one, I would keep my ducks and geese.
     
  9. NicoleRook

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    The duck breed I was considering was Ancona or Pekin, the chicken breed a Serema, anyone have thoughts on these breeds?
     
  10. NicoleRook

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    thanks for the info, this is our first experiance and it's so important I make the right choice for the whole Family.
     

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