Hi, I'm new to the forums. I've been reading but have never posted before. I grew up on a small farm and as a child we raised, horses, cows, chickens, dog, cat and crops. We got rid of all of the animals except the dog and cat by the time I was a teenager. Now that I have a family of my own and am an adult I want to get back into animals a bit. I have 2 + young kids and want to teach them about raising animals. As well as have some fresh eggs at home. Last summer we got a few ducks and absolutely LOVED them!!! I live in MN and we didn't have anything for them to live in over the winter so I had to rehome them. We missed them All winter and are ready to get more and make them a building to live in in the wintertime. Last summer we had 3 cayugas, 1 white crested and a couple other breeds (not sure what they were). We absolutly LOVE the white crested we had...he/she (never did figure out what sex he was) had an awesome personality! And we also enjoyed the Cayugas as well. I've finally found a Hatchery that will let me order as few as 2 ducks to ship http://www.metzerfarms.com/index.cfm. So I'm going to get a few White crested and Cayugas...and maybe some others as well. Really we only have the ducks for enjoyment....we don't eat them and never had them lay eggs. They just free range around the yard and pond. I'm also thinking about getting just a few chickens as well. I don't want any more than 6 total. I want a Rooster as well so we can have some baby chicks. I found a pair of Brahmas and a pair of Polish Crested's as well that I could get started with. Which are easier to raise Ducks or Chickens? And are Brahmas and Polish Crested's pretty easy going chickens to work with? I don't want to get some nasty chicken that's going to attack my kids when they collect eggs.