Ok so my son and I have found a way to make this hobby EVEN MORE FUN for him. You will all most likely be aware that a weasel or mink or something killed some of his precious chickens and ducks including the baby chicks he had hatched himself. ( he actually hatched one himself with a toothpick and cotton buds when it got stuck in the shell...I helped him and we followed the thread advice on intervening in hatching) Well he was obviously devastated by the losses and so we have spent a small fortune on coop expansion and upgraded the alcatraz coop for added security. He wanted to get some little replacement chicks which we ordered and arrived nice and healthy from Ideal including 5 mille fleur duccles which he had seen at the county fair and wanted. We also replaced the one little female rouen duck which had been killed. William swims with the duck in the bathtub! I kid you not...he fills the bath up with warm water and puts the little duckling in with him ( it is about 3 weeks old i think now) and she swims around him, cleaning and playing, nipping at his fingers and then when she wants a rest she climbs up on his legs and chills out for a bit then goes back to swimming. Totally awesome experience for my boy and the duckling genuinely seems to enjoy it too. For obvious reasons I cant post pics of this but trust me its REALLY cute.