I was thinking of placing an order of 50 chicks. My husband thinks I'm nuts. We have a little over three acres fully fenced with Chain Link and no predator problems (so far although they would have a coop at night) with two chicken friendly dogs that roam the property...9 straight run chicks in the garage brooding right now and need to build a coop and b/c local regulations permit 10x12 w/out permit that is what we will be building. I was thinking of ordering 5 of 10 diff breeds...raise em up this summer and seeing which breeds I liked best and take the remaining ones to the local poultry auction (won't be a huge profit but birds sell for between 7 and 15 dollars and up for the chickens with 90% of the birds being roosters).. Anybody have experience with raising that many baby chicks?? Should it be any much more difficult than the guys I have now? I check on them about 6 or 7 times a day (obsess much)...and everybody is doing great...of course I've only had them 4 days.