DH and I took the plunge and decided to start raising chickens. I've got 8 baby chicks in the brooder. We also want to add a few ducks. Our chickens are dual purpose and I want the ducks to be pets. I recently moved back to the farm - I grew up with dairy cows, but never had chickens and ducks. What type of duck do you recommend? I've got two kids ages 7 & 13. Seperate brooder for the ducks or can I put them with the chickens? They will be together outside when they are old enough to move to the coop. I know that ducks can get messy, but I'm ok with that. Can they eat the same starter food as the chicks? Do they need grit as well? Any other advice/recommendations? Good resources for information? Thanks - I appreciate it.