ok so i live in greenville sc and my wife and daughter took a trip to the flea market and came home with 2 baby chicks that they paid $5 for! it was a total impulse buy and i have no clue how to care for chickens. im the type of person to research pets and how to care for them before i buy them but im stuck researching after we bought them lol. i have now clue what kind of chickens we have now so if anyone can help me out with that.
also being as i live in greenville sc when building a chicken coop is it necessary to have insulation? or would i be able to get by with out insulating the coop as long as i keep the draftyness to a minimum.when i purchased my home there was an old play house that i can convert into a coop but its sort of big for 2 chickens so i was thinking of tearing it apart and reusing the wood for a smaller coop that doesnt take up as much space in my back yard.
they are eating the medicated chick feed now and i keep fresh water in the rubber maid tub they are staying in right now. i also have a heat light i had left over from when i use to keep turtles so they stay warm. me and my daughter hold them for about 10 minutes a few times a day to get them use to us but the bigger challange is getting our 4 small dogs to stop nipping at them lol. any advice would be greatly apreciated as im completly new to raising chickens and i want to do a good job at it.