Ever since I saw a tub full of ducklings the other day, "The Surrey With the Fringe on Top" keeps running through my head! "Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry..."
The little critters were awfully cute, and some people might be taken in by their cuteness and decide that they'd like to raise some domestic fowl. This is not something to be taken lightly! Little critters deserve the best of care!
If, however, you are interesting in pursuing the art of raising chicks and ducks and geese, stop by the library and borrow this basic book: Barnyard in Your Backyard: A Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cattle [636 BAR]. For other titles, browse the 636 section.
Heaven-forbid, one of your animals is feeling a little under the weather, but if that happens you can consult A Veterinary Guide for Animal Owners: Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Horses, Pigs, Poultry, Rabbits, Dogs, Cats by C.E. Spaulding [636.089 SPA].