They are messy little creatures, and their poop is disgusting, but I just LOVE ducks! 

We keep ducks for eggs. As much as I have enjoyed eating well prepared duck in the past, I simply can’t eat ducks we have raised. I am not saying that it will never happen, because you never know, but I enjoy getting attached to my ducks. I enjoy naming them and loving them and making sure they have nice comfy hay beds to snuggle up in at night. And once I have done all those things, I can’t eat them. We raised meat chickens one year, and I had to completely disconnect. Then I found that I had completely disconnected from all of my chickens. It seems that I can emotionally attach, or detach, but not both. And for me, the whole point is to love my animals…so for now, we won’t be eating any of them.