or at least I think he is in this case. I had planned (and planned) to sneak at least 6 ducks in my chick order. I've hinted around to my SO about them and I've gotten back some not-so-happy looks. He tells me that since this will be my first year with any type of fowl, I should start slow, with the chickens, and expand from there. I'm sitting here agonizing about what I will actually order in the morning, but I think he may just be right. Start with the chickens for now and then maybe next year add some ducks, maybe some geese. Maybe next year I'll be set up to incubate and can hatch some ducklings. Besides I've got the new goat and possibly a new dog to deal with right now, in addition to preparing for the chickens. I'm really torn between doing what my semi-impulsive nature says and what the wise man...and he is very wise...tells me. Feedback?