So...I'm taking today off from "outside work" to do a little research inside...someone tell me more about ducks for eating (not as pets so much)... Do ya'll use tractors? Or permanent structures? I prefer tractors because clean up is a breeze...just scoot along and BAM it's clean! But I never really have heard of their use in reference to the ducks - so any input it appreciated. I also think for me, myself and I to be the one building and doing construction...tractors are pretty darn easy to put together... Also...space requirements...for either pekin, muscovy, or both...(I like both breeds, have eaten both, both taste like duck...it's what I'm leaning towards right now but any other suggestions are taken here too)....either way...what kinda space are you looking at for say 15 or 20 ducklings at a time? It's a group effort of sorts, I raise a lot of stuff my city living family and friends can't...several of them instead do the gardening I suck at so we can trade...and it works out pretty well Duck on the regular would be a much loved addition to what we pool together and if I want any left for us here at the house, I'm gonna have to raise enough to share . Links, pics, thoughts, etc....I would love to hear it all. Yes, I've processed ducks, and to me plucking is not a huge deal, for sure more feathers than a chicken, but still not all that bad. Well worth it for that tasty duck baked with an orange sauce glaze...or duck gumbo..mmmm ...gumbo....yup, that makes all the feathers worth it! I'm mostly curious what I'm up against as far as putting together housing and any thoughts on the 2 breeds thrown in would help....I also woulda asked in the duck section...but I'm more into the meat side right now....kinda like on average you tend to see broiler chicks in a tractor, but the laying hens always seem to have a fancier tractor or coop you know? I was wondering if ducks were done the same way and I just missed the memo? or do most of ya'll have a formal, fixed duck house? I need guidance, thoughts and ideas! I have all winter to figure this out...but I don't know what I'm trying to figure out yet!