Hi everyone im a newbie here from the UK. I just wanted to say hi and ask for some advice. Im thinking of either having chickens or ducks but after reading im more leaning towards ducks. We have a fairly large garden, with a lawn and lots of flower beds but im not too precious about them I do have neighbours either side of me though, walled boundaries and we have good relationships. I wanted to ask: -In your opinion are chickens or ducks easier as a 'first' back garden bird to get? -Ive read that chickens are more likely to tear up the garden and that you need to move their run around often? I was planning on having a static duck coop with an attached run with a kiddie pool inside to begin with, with the view of having a permanent pond with some sort of drainage later on. Would this be ok or would i need to move the set up every so often? When im out the back i would let the ducks have the run of the garden then as much as i can and put them to bed for the night at the end of the day. -are ducks loudier than chickens? ive been reading conflicting advice about it. Ive been looking at breeds of ducks and i think welsh harlequinns would probably be more suited to my situation. -Does anyone have any experience of welsh harlequinns, can they fly at all? When i looked at flightless birds i then found conflicting advice about that- i suppose its all to do with the indivual personality of the bird? Sorry for all the questions, thanks in advance!