Hello and greetings from Littleton, Colorado. We are BRAND new at raising chicks and poults. We have 6 grown layers and 10 chicks plus 1 baby turkey. All the young ones are 7 weeks old. That said, in 7 wks., we've lost 2 poults and one renegade chick. All the babes are in the coop, kept in a playpen for just a few more days, then out into the coop. Still can't tell if we've got a rooster in the bunch. Actually, I can't tell much of anything right now. Anyway, love this site and looking forward to a lot of laughs from others who've finally gone country!!