I've been considering getting ducks, because the consensus seems to be that they are superior to chickens when it comes to ridding the garden of slugs. (See this thread for more details.) I would like to ask any duck owners to comment on the virtues and/or drawbacks of duck ownership over chicken ownership. For example, ease of raising, friendliness (do they bond with their owners?), suitability as pets for small children, etc. etc. Thanks. PS This is a repost that I put under a different topic. I think it belongs here.