I am thinking about getting 30 meat ducks this summer instead of getting meat chickens, like I usually do. 1) How are they going to compare to raising meat chickens like the cornish cross and JM hatchery's Freedom Rangers? What feeding/shelter/management will be different? 2) I would like a bird that forages, but still reaches weight within 3 months. Basically, I am looking for the freedom ranger in duck form. Is there such a breed? 3) If I do raise Pekins (which I hear are the cornish cross of ducks), will they still forage? I don't want a bird that sits around and gets leg problems. 4) Is duck meat even good? How does it compare to chicken? 5) What hatcheries would you recommend? Thanks!