Holy Week begins tomorrow (Palm Sunday) which means exactly one week until Easter. Lots of people go into the feed stores thinking they'll buy some cute little fluff balls to give their kids for Easter. This is great, however all too often people don't think of what they're going to do with the chicks once they have grown up. Same goes for ducklings and all the other cute little animals that stores offer at this time of year. People find themselves in a sticky situation, knowing nothing about how to care adult birds or lacking the appropriate housing etc. for them. I think it's safe to say that most of us here at BYC have gone into poultry keeping intending on keeping the birds longer than just a month or so. That being said, it's our job to help those who need guidance, to encourage people to really think before they buy and to do their homework. We want to avoid the infamous "Well, I bought the chicks for my son/daughter for Easter, but now they're older and we don't want them anymore." bit. The number of Craigslist ads with these types of things usually shoot up around here about a month or so after Easter Sunday. Help spread the word! Chickens and ducks (and any animal for that matter) are babies only temporarily. Plaster it on Facebook, Twitter, and whatever else. It's not fair to the animals to only be interested in them when they're in their fluffy stage. Us poultry keepers must be advocates! Have a blessed Easter everyone.