We're newbies here and newbies at backyard chicken keeping. We got our coop and run up last weekend but are still 'tricking it out' and predator-proofing it, etc. This morning our 4, 4 week old buff orpington chicks came in the mail. They were active and so much fun in just a couple hours. I have held them and sung to them so I can train them. We are so excited! Kind of scared too, because it's a big responsibility---you love the little guys and want to keep them safe and healthy. I worry about things that can go wrong and wish I knew more. Trying to learn all we can, but sometimes it seems a little overwhelming. The chicks are happily doing what chicks do in the brooder we made from a Rubbermaid tote and set on a table. Here in NH, I won't be putting them in the coop for several weeks yet. Here are some pictures we took when the arrived this AM!