I have heard that Ducklings can be so messy. And i did know soemone who had them when i was maybe 9 or something and well they were not the cleanest things that was for sure. So i know they can be messy but how messy? I do however have chickens and i have raised two batches of them. The frist had six Speckled Sussex chickens, the other bunch was a golden lace, and a rock. So i know how to raise them up, but i have a feel ducks are so diffrent. But here is the big question. My brother is lazy. He has a dog and cat and dosent take care of them i have to. And i think i would have to take care of the duck too. And i dont wnat that. But he has been helping me with my birds, i never asked him about it at all. And if i do get hima duck for his b-day it would have to live in my chicken coop, so how would that work out? Or would my Roosters pick at it to much? Do they lay like a hen does?