Easter is a time when people purchase random critters for their children even though they usually have no idea how to take care of them. I still have no idea what the purpose is--pictures, fun, who knows? If you are interested in getting various critters for cheap, if not free, now is the time to search CL or board posts. I was able to get some free ducks this way a few years ago. Unfortunately, the ducks were housed in a dog crate with a newspaper floor, and some of the ducks had messed up legs; they were Pekins, though, so they were nice jerky.