I am currently raising 14 ducklings. The first six are Pekin, and are about two or three weeks old. The other 8 are mallards, around a week old or less. I'm not completely sure of their ages because I got them from the farm store, and it didn't occur to me to ask how old they were before bringing them home. The Pekins while not particularly fond of being handled, have accepted me as a friend to some extent, but the mallards behave as though I'm a duck murdering demon out to destroy them. I searched advice on how to bond with ducklings, and that is how I found this website. I am sure I will find this online community to be extremely helpful in keeping my sanity when I encounter unexpected challenges raising my new babies. I also plan on raising chickens soon, but I am starting a homestead from the ground up, and want to get used to having one kind of livestock before I add another, so that I don't become overwhelmed.