I want ducks again, as I had them last year (I have chickens and a rabbit now, as well as recently lost some quail to a fox.) I had planned just to get quail again, but I think I want to try ducks again. However their poop is so runny and that was such a turn-off for me, especially as I don't have running water by my coops. My biggest concern is the runny poop and water playing. How can I deal with this? Perhaps I can keep them outside constantly? I am not too sure what to do as my coops are wood, although my new one is painted (for the chickens.) I want either Cayugas or Muscovies, but I am thinking Muscovies. My only concern is if they taste ducklike, or not, and if they can brood and raise chicken babies. Are they going to seek a perch? If I were to keep ducks again how can I cope with the mess and perhaps I could get one hen, as a broody and a pet, to keep with my chickens? Do they have to have water 24/7 to clean their beaks or can I remove it from their coop completely except during the day?