Hey Friends, We were thinking about hatching duck eggs, or getting some ducklings from the feed store. My concern has always been having to change everything to accommodate a duck. I'm just too busy with the family, work, and everything BYC related to add much more new stuff to my workload. I talked to Cindi and Chel and got the impression that some breeds are pretty easy to take care of and don't "require" a pond / pool. So, my questions for anyone who is duck savvy: 1) Which breeds are good layers, quiet, and don't require water? 2) If there is a breed that matches the stuff above, what will I need to adjust about my current chicken setup to accommodate a duck? (Shelter, feeder, waterer, sleeping arrangements, nesting boxes, etc.) 3) I don't mind providing the occasional water / pool / pond for swimming, but I don't want to have to always have one available. Is this doable? If so, my daughters would LOVE to have a baby duckling around and I'd love to have duck eggs and the bragging rights at work that I own a duck! I look forward to your thoughts & suggestions!