So, Hello! We have been visiting BYC forever and finally decided to join this great thing. We are currently brooding six two week old ducklings, something we have never done, and will have 25 day old chicks arriving in a few weeks! We had a small flock last year of RIs, Barred and Buff Rocks, but the raccoons terrorized them so bad that we gave up and brought them to our parent's farm. This year we are starting over, with a new coop, new run and fencing, and nothing is getting in there!! The ducklings on the other had was pure luck getting them, and we cant wait till spring, to put all of our girls out!! We are very excited to join and we hope we will get and give great advice to this amazing community!