thank you for all of your suggestions. well as for the social part, after school, if they have the kind of breeds that we want, then i get a chicken and she gets a duck so i hope thatll keep them satisfied.
Also, many areas have agricultural newspaper/journals that specifically target farmers, ranchers, etc. You can find them in feed stores; ours shows up in our ACE Hardware because it doubles as a coop and feed store. You might even place your own ad for chick companions.