I'm still in the middle of chicken fever, yet the duckling being raised by the little boy I work with classroom is seriously pulling on my heart strings. I've been a duck fan as long as I've been a chicken fan, but never knew much about domestic ducks so never really thought twice about owning a couple. Between this site and that wee little Runner, I'm finding it harder and harder to tell myself it's just not possible for me to own ducks as well. So, pros and cons anyone? How would, say, 2 ducks fit in with my chickens? Can they share the same coop at night (there'll be plenty of room...8x8 and as of right now we only have 5 chicks)? I know how messy ducks are, we rescued a mallard when I was a child and boy could he make a lot of mess for a little bird! It's not a question of me providing a happy and safe home, but rather the question of whether I would just be in way over my head. I'm a full time student with a full time job and a full time animal house! Granted, my pets keep me sane. Thanks for any help. You guys rock.