Hi BYC! I have a few questions about owning ducks. I've never owned ducks before and I'm going to be new to it. I currently own 8 hens and I'm planing on getting a couple of chicks in the spring, along with two ducklings. Can you guys answer these questions for me? -I've heard ducks are messy. How much of a mess do you guys think 2 ducks could make? Would it be easy enough to someone new to duck ownership to deal with? -I'm planning on having the ducks and chickens live together. Are there any special living arrangments that ducks need? I know chickens need nesting boxes and roosts, but do ducks need something like those to be happy besides a small pond? -Can I feed ducks and my chickens the same feed? I currently feed my hens the DUMOR Layer Crumble. Would that be fine for ducks to eat? -Are there any specific breeds that would be easier to have than others? -Are drakes as territorial and protective as roosters? -Are ducks excessively noisy? If anyone could answer these for me, it would be a huge favor!! Thank you!