I know some don't understand duck eggs as edible But I mean, Campbells and Harlequins will lay as many eggs as any fine chook breed--often MORE; plus ducks laying life is much longer than chx. Ducks are way more disease resistant than chooks, which are sort of petri dishes waiting to be inoculated................Seldom if ever do ducks get internal OR external parasites. unlike chickens. No frozen combs. Ducks more weather hardy. ducks don't draw blood at one peck...............the list could go on. I really don't understand why people would want to raise the very delicate chicken when the bomb proof duck is out there, wanting to give you lots of nice big eggs. Could it be that people raise chx for eggs rather than ducks mainly because we are all culturally preprogrammed to automatically think: "Eggs?..........then it's CHICKENS!!" Is it because (and i think this may be a real factor) that there are way more varieties of chx than ducks--especially for good egg laying........? maybe because chickens are somewhat calmer than ducks--only speaking generically, though.......Calls can be extremely tame, like muscovies too. Why do I ask? because I gave up chx after a bad experience and switched to ducks. But i have been wondering a little bit about getting into chooks again. They are easier to come by, eat less. But MAN, that disease issue is big.