If you own chickens, there's a chance you've been considering adding ducks as well. There are a lot of good reasons to consider adding them to your homestead. Ducks are hardier than chickens both in their climate tolerance and health-wise. They are quieter (well, maybe not the ladies), but you can have a drake and no one will ever know. They lay eggs more frequently and these eggs are not only more nutritious, they are excellent for baking. Ducks are also gentler on your homestead. They get rid of bugs and pests in the garden like chickens do, but with much less damage.