Glad to see some other people rescue ducks and geese, too. My son-in-law is a firefighter/paramedic. On a call one day, a very young pekin duck kept coming up to him in the yard, peeping. He asked the owners about the duck, and they told him they were just going to eat it (like, what else do you do with a duck?) Brian was horrified, and asked them if they would take $60.00 for the duck! They couldn't speak English well, but they weren't dumb. So Brian came home with an expensive Pekin duck. LOL. After they raised her in the house for a few weeks - free range, (going to get new carpet soon), guess who inherited the little duck. Mom already had a duck and some geese and a barnyard. They got new carpet. I still have "Pip", who is now called "Missy". Missy was lonely when our last goose died last month, so I adopted a drake. Eggs galore! Missy is sitting now, on a dozen eggs. I will be asking a lot of questions. I have never had a hatching before. Just bought babies. I feel like I'm pregnant! (I'm a 65 yr old grandma.) I am so thankful I found this forum.