I have been thinking about raising Mandarin ducks. They are so beautiful. Also wood ducks are beautiful as well. My brother has a 6 acre pond and the perfect place. Might try to make a few bucks too. Are they difficult to raise? I think the breeders I would keep in a good size pen with a run and a small pool. I know they can be messy as my sister-in-law has Indian Runners and they reproduce pretty easily. The Mandarins are beautiful. We have a pair of Hooded Messegors(?) that come by every year. So cute and small. Hawks love ducks too as we went from 14 to 3 pretty quickly this year. Any advice is appreciated. Thinking about Peking Ducks to replace the Indian Runners. Not sure Hawks could lift them up out of the water.