Hi! Well, I successfully hatched one peachick, and I did not know they would be so different than raising chicks. I have hatched and raised chicks, ducks, geese, quail, pheasants, but this is my first peachick ever. I should have read up on them, but in a way, I felt like if I were prepared for the egg to hatch, then somehow it wouldn't. (Superstitious!) So, the baby is now 6 days old, and it seems like he is very attached to people. I read that they are not as independent as chicks, and they really need their mother. So, I have been very involved in this little guy's life. Right now in fact, he is sleeping under my shirt. He loves to cuddle! I know ducks and geese can imprint on people, but this little fellow seems to have them beat! Has anybody raised a peachick as a family pet before? Or played the role as "mother"? I would like to raise this baby as close to people as I can, so if anybody else has done this successfully, I would appreciate some stories! One more question, about feeding...he really does not like the gamebird starter yet. But, he goes wild for mealworms and bugs, hard boiled yolk, and fresh greens. Will this be alright until he starts to eat the gamebird starter? I read that they need a high protein diet, and bugs are his preference. Thanks, and sorry for the long post. I think I have fallen in love with this little angel, so I want to do everything right.