Hello everyone! I'm a new poster though I've been lurking and reading everyone's posts for several months when I decided I was taking the plunge to get chickens and ducks. I got my chicks at a couple weeks old around mid-August and I love them! I have 6 girls and they are so entertaining and sweet. I made sure to hold them and visit with them as much as possible. They still peep but are starting to cluck, I can't believe they are practically grown! Sniff.. I've relied heavily on this site for info along with a book from the Fresh Eggs Daily lady (can't remember her name at the moment). Now to my duckies..I love them too! They are equally as entertaining though not as into being loved on. lol I got them at 3 days old from Metzer Farms. Their little peeps arrived in my life on Sept. 1st. I have 2 WH's, 2 Rouen's, a Black Swedish and a Blue Swedish. Not sure what their sex is, I thought I ended up with 3 and 3 but now I'm not sure! I love them all anyway! I'm a career girl who has slowly evolved into a first time farmer. It's a nice break after a day of corporate life. My commute to work is just over an hour each way but I love, love, love coming home to my little farm that also includes 3 dogs and 2 cats! They all take up quite a bit of my time but I don't mind. I do try to remember to be social on occasion so my friends don't think I've become a hermit. Other than my animals, i'm a big nerd who likes Star Wars, Dr. Who and super heroes. Let me see if I can add a few pics of my babies. Any guesses on the sex of the ducks would be welcome!