I am a small town Louisiana woman! I helped my grandfather raise and hatch chicks as a child and really enjoyed the bonding it allowed us to have. Now that he has passed I noticed how much I miss it. I want to have this same experience with my son as well so I have recently built my own pen and purchased a few chicks and ducks. I remember most of the basics but my grandfather didn't have time to teach me everything I would have liked to learn. I am hoping some of y'all will be able to help me out. So far I have enjoyed reading all of the posts and have learned a great deal from them. Including interesting facts. As of now I have 2 Mallards and 2 Khaki Campbell's (not yet sexed) hoping to get a few more khaki hens. I also have 1 silver laced chick (looking for more), 4 RIR, 3 Americana, 1 black sex link and 2 red sex link. All hens. And 1 Dominic rooster.