On 3/6 we got 4 Pekin ducklings, 5 straight run Buff Orpington, and 10 cornish rocks... On 3/7 we got 2 mallard ducks, 2 assorted red pullets, and 5 straight run leghorns. This has been my first experience with chicks or ducklings, and so far everything is going great. The Pekins are not at all fond of us. They actually run to the opposite side of the brooder when they see us...I am trying really hard to teach them that hands are a sign of good things to come, but they are super distrustful. All the chicks are calm and easy going, except for most of the leghorns, but they still don't freak out like the Pekin ducks. The mallards actually fell asleep on my 3 and 6 year old's laps...and they chase our dogs...They are hilarious. 2 of the Pekin ducks are a little older...which might be why they hate us so much. They have to be a few weeks because they are going bald in some spots, and turning whitish in other spots, and they are so so so much larger than the other 2 smaller daintier Pekin ducks. The larger 2 fight much harder. Would it be a good idea to just hold each one a few times everyday and just let them fight through it til they realize nothing awful is going to happen? I super want them to be my friends. The meat birds are also terribly personable. Don't mind being held and petted not one little bit... The mallards take the cuteness cake though. I like how fast they move. Like little bugs. Anyway just checking in and letting everyone know what's up. Think I'm going to get a few Easter Eggers tomorrow, just to make it a round 25. Lol. I'm totally hooked on chicks. And so are the kids. Especially my daughter. Every moment she wants to hold a baby chick..or a baby duck. I need to get her holding the Pekin ducks more. They are just large and unwieldy. They are hard to hold onto, especially for little hands. Heck, hard for big hands. Has anyone else noticed that chickens wings, even chicks look sort of proportioned, but ducklings look like bumble bees...huge duckling body, little itty bitty wings...Hilarious. Anyway... I'll try to get some pics uploaded within the next few days. Everything has been a whilrwind of activity.