HI! if you couldnt guess, my name is Rachel. I am curently in the process of moving to SC from MI, Quite a change!!! Im 17 years old and breed chickens, rabbits, and ducks to keep as pets and show animals. I do kill, prossess, and eat my animals (Best meat is home grown)! I have been rasing chickens on and off for about 10 years and have recently gotten into ducks (I have kept some as pets on and off but I just got a breeding trio this spring). I curently have an old black silki bantam rooster (I got him from an old couple who were selling out, he was INFESTED with mites and lice, he was very timid, and his feet were tied together!!! my heart broke for him and I couldnt leave without him) his name is Nigel his mate is a black silkie Bantie crossed with a cochin banti (she is beautifal!!!) her name is Onyx. She just hatched 2 chicks this summer! my other hen is... somthing that I got from TSC... reminds me of a Milli Flur D'uccle but she is not that fluffy and dosnt have muffs or a beard, IDK but she is cute. I had a breeding trio of them but my other 2 died this last winter anywho, she hatched 9 babies this summer!!! quite a fue died thow, I THInk she only has 4 or 5 now. they are all adorable, cutest chicks I have ever seen! My ducks: Hershy is a brown & White Runner Hen & Ducky is a Pekin hen. the two of them are mates (duckys Drake died last winter and she was lonely until she and hershy made friends.) Hershy is a good 3 months younger than ducky-thats why they wernt friends before, accully they fighted over everything. LOL funny how life works sometimes! They layed eggs in the same nest and both went broody over it at the same time. they accully shared the brooding duties. there were 20 eggs, until I picked out the cold ones an left them with 10 (some from each duck). unfortanatly, none of them hatched:/ I also have a trio (2 ducks & a Drake) of Snowy CALL DUCKS!!! I have been trying to get these ducks for the longest time and finally found a breeder who would help me get some for a VERY good price (50.00 for the 3 of them). I am VERY happy with them!!! There accully VERY quiet little ducks. Thats my hatchery for now but Im going to buy some more from TSC next year (Buff orpingtons mostly. I had them a couple of years ago and loved them). I dont incubate eggs, I let that chore to the hens. also, I rase rabbits as pets and show animals I love my rabbits. I have Mini Rex mostly but I always have odds and ends and a couple of other breeds at any one time.