So..... I received 18 chicks by mail. Let's just say, I lost three in the beginning. So I got three Rouen ducklings. Then I lost another chick, so I needed more to support my business. Today I went and got six more chicks! I started with 18 chicks and nine fully grown chickens. Now I have 20 chicks, three ducklings, and 9 adult chickens! Love chicken life!