Why ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Senna95, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband and I were talking about this last night. Why ducks are better then chickens (for us at least):

    1. As many or more eggs
    2. Tastier eggs (we prefer duck eggs)
    3. Don't scratch up the veggie garden.
    4. They eat slugs and bugs.... we haven't seen a slug in years!
    5. They are much easier to contain, a 2-foot fence is enough.
    6. They're easier to control (you can herd them to whatever area you want)
    7. They're more entertaining to watch.
    8. Their meat is more versitile and tastier
    9. IF you have enough space, they're less destructive then chickens.
    10. Need less complicated housing and are more winter hardy

    The bad part:
    1. If you don't have enough space they can be messy
    2. You have to go on an easter-egg hunt if you don't have them contained in the morning when they lay their eggs.

    Just thought I'd share that.......
    Please add to this list... pros and cons both.
     
  2. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great list. I also think they're more fun than chickens. They seem to have more personality, and seem more social. Just my observations.
     
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Or when they decide they aren't laying an egg until you let them out because you will just take it from them!
    Little ***s
     
  4. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would have to agree with everything on list! I still like my chickens but after getting ducks - I've thinned out my chicken flock and have added a few additional ducklings. I look forward to raising a few next year.
     
  5. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's so fun to watch them in the pool.
    Chickens can be a lot meaner than ducks.
    I think their cuter.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and another bad: plucking a duck!
     

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