I had ducks many years ago but can't remember anything about them. I do not believe I took very good care of them so before I get any more I would like to find out some important things about them. I only want a few and mostly wanting them to sell the eggs for cooking. I have plenty of chickens, both free ranging and in tractors or pens. I am interested in the Runners but would like to know if there is a breed that doesn't care if it has a pool to play in or not. I know they need water to eat and that will be fine. I can set up a large pen for them and even let them free range some if I am not as worried about collecting the eggs. I have tried to Google some info but there is a ton of junk to read out there and I am not sure if a book would cover the details I am looking for. I want to make sure I feed them correctly, house them well and get the right breed that will work for me. I love the Runners but the Pekins are nice, except I think they like a lot of water to play in. I haven't a pond or creek but use kiddy pools a lot for my chickens and big tubs for the horse water. There isn't much in the way of shade trees here but I do use tarps. Oh, and size of the breed's eggs was something I had been looking for, as well. My ducks never laid that I ever knew of but I did free range those poor things before the neighbor's dogs got them. Now I am almost predator proof. I never discount the fact that hawks or foxes could get something here. Thanks in advance!