First the chickens: Twelve Red Sex-Link hens. No problems since we got them as adolescents about a year ago. We lost 3 early on to predators before we got their run secured. They give us 9-12 eggs a day. Don't do much special for them. Feed and water them twice a day, and most days cut some weeds and grass for them as greens. The ducks: One adult Khaki Campbell hen, Sunsinger. I usually don't name the livestock, but she's special. We got her as an adolescent from the local feed store with a broken leg. We put her in a cage that was small enough to keep her from moving around a lot, gave her calcium and vitamins, and now she gets along fine with the chickens. She does limp, but she's giving us one egg a day, once in awhile two. Eleven Khaki Campbell ducklings, five weeks old today. Doing fine. We did lose one early on because of my own stupidity. It jumped out of the wading pool brooder and the dog caught it and tried to bring it to us. Added a cardboard wall after that. I'm posting this for the benefit of the newbies that, after reading all the problems that show up here might think that raising poultry is a lot of work. No one seems to post "Everything is fine. I'm just enjoying my poultry!" Understandable, I guess.