Ive been lurking around here for months in preperation for this day. I just brought home my first baby chicks, 3 barred rocks from the local feed and seed. I was wondering if someone would mind checking over my "list" and making sure I haven't left anything out. I have them in a closed shed, in a large plastic box lined with PINE shavings and topped with papertowels. I have a heat lamp and the temperature in the "warm spot" is hovering around 98 degrees. I will probably need to move the heat lamp closer down to them tonight as it cools off. Lows will be in the 40's. I have a plate of clay grit with calcium added.. its just a small box of hartz brand from the pet store. I know oyster shell is best but haven't been able to find it yet. Will order some this week. I have a gallon water-er with 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar added and I have a plate of starter crumbles. I plan on giving them a power meal later of plain yogurt, with olive oil, cyanne pepper, iron free poly-vi-sol and some crumbles mixed in. And lastly, the sweetest, most patient man in the world is hammering away at a home made coop...im in love all over again. SO...have i done it correctly? Thanks for your input!