It started in late 2006 with two grown birds from my moms house. (Sis bought them at the flea market on a whim) Mom wanted me to chick sit. I wasn't even that interested. But her older roosters were hurting "Taco" & "The Mrs." Since then, those two birds have given me 1cockerel, & 5pullets that came by surprise. I didn't know Momma had it in her! They were born in Nov '07. I found BYC and you guys got me through chick parenting 101 THANKS! Now I have 4wk olds (12) I picked up from neighbors and at TSC and two other feed stores. AND I picked up two ducklings! Do you think I'm finished? NOOOOOOO! I went and got me the Hovabator 1588 w/egg turner. THERES NO STOPPIN ME NOW! I just hatched 5 eggs that same neighbor gave to me along with those day old chicks! I'm goin nuts! I'm waiting on some Buff Orpingtons and some Royal Palm turkeys. And later (when I can afford em) Peafowl. I can't even drive by the feed store without stopping in............TO VISIT! I CAN"T STOP!!! I..I...I...JUST CANNOT STOP!