Easter is around the corner and many stores will start to sell their day old ducklings and chicks. PLEASE do not run out and buy one (most places require a minimum of at least two to six) just because your child or yourself think they are cute. They ARE extremely cute, and that is EXACTLY why stores sell them! The retailers do not care about the duckling once they leave the store, they just made their profit. Sadly, MOST purchasers don’t care much about them shortly after they get them home either. The fad wears off, they start to grow quite rapidly, they need water 24/7, they like to eat (and NOT canned corn or bread or doughnuts or potato chips, etc.) and they poop – a lot!