Ducks are absolutely fantastic, depending on where you live. Beautiful creatures. And their eggs are delectable, so much better than a chicken's! Also rasing them is comparable to rasing chickens, which you have experience doing. Best of luck. Buck.
Thank you for the info!Remember that drakes are quiet, and ducks are noisy if noise is a problem. They are like chickens in reverse where roosters are noisy, and hens are quiet. Mature drakes have a sex-linked characteristic - they have a little curly tail which females lack. Chickens lay eggs just about every 24 hours, but ducks only lay eggs every 28 hours so you won't be collecting a duck egg every day. Also, if you want your ducks to raise ducklings you will have to supply a small wading pool for them. This is because duck eggs require some moisture in mom's feathers to hatch. Something about absorbing the moisture through the shells. In the wild ducks routinely nest around water where they swim and fish. Unless you have a pond on the property, you will have to supply water for them to bathe in to hatch their eggs, and a deep enough container for them to drink. Although I have heard of broody hens hatching a nest of ducklings. Chicken waterers
We love ducks and geese and plan to get some for our Texas pond.