Yesterday (Sunday), I went to "check out" the chicken breeder in my area. Of course I came home with 3 2-weekers. I didn't think it through because the feed stores were closed on Sunday. I have my brooder set up but no feed and no waterer. My local pet shop had nothing but tiny mealworms. SO.. I gave them a small dish of water with marbles in it and to eat, some mealworms and kale. I worried all night about that decision. They're great this morning and are very busy little things. I'll be going to the feed store in a bit. What I want is for y'all to tell me exactly what to buy.
Like I said I got 3 that are already 2 weeks old. 1 ameraucana, 1 cinnamon queen and 1 buff orpington. My plans are pets with benefits. I want to handle them as much as possible so they'll be sweet and friendly pets that happen to provide us with fresh eggs.