First, there were bees and bees were simple. But then we moved into trying out other livestocks (poultry this year). I had a plan of getting 12 ducks. I thought that would give me plenty to deal with and then I would be able to see about growing the operation in future years. Well, that isn’t exactly as things went. First, we added on some chickens and a couple more ducks. Then, the other day my wife returned home from work with some additions.