March 30, 2011- Bought my first dozen chicks during Chick Days at Tractor Supply. What a bunch of little peepers!! I already know that this is going to be an exciting adventure. They were first residing in the bathtub however quickly were moved into a dog crate until they were big enough to move outside into our new coop (or should I say mansion?). We followed all the needs listed on the various websites we visited and our new family members are now comfortably scratching around our two acre property. We ended up with 10 hens and 2 rooster and haven't had too much pecking yet. They love huddling under the coop in the shade and come running when I toss an apple into their pen. I can sit and watch them for hours. I will post pictures soon!!