I have read your FAQ sections but I still have a few of my own. Grit- What is it, I understand its purpose to help crush food in the gizzard but should it be store bought or is grit basically sand and tiny rocks? Would dirt work? Large rocks? If I do end up getting grit for my chickens how much should I give them and how often? Oyster Shells- What is their purpose? Should it be fed daily? What are some good treats for chickens and what are the most common and deadly treats/foods? Can you give your chickens toys? How exactally do you hold a chicken- (Now this may seem like a stupid question but I just want to make sure, sometimes I feel as if I may hurt a baby chick. Though I have been raising rabbits for over a decade now and I am pretty gentle when it comes to any small animals or whatnot) I have a fence with a few rabbit hutches in it, its fairly large, perfect for chickens and their coop. The only problem is that the rabbit poo will be on the ground. It wouldnt be in piles but yea I cant stop all the rabbit poo. We only have 3 rabbits out there as the other 40 or so are in the barn and the barn is full. Is it safe to keep chickens in there esp. at night? Its not like the ground is covered in it either. Most of its nice green grass but the outer edges are mostly rabbit hutches. I am actually converting a rabbit hutch into a coop When do roosters fight and start getting noisy? Do roo's or hens make better pets? What are the must have supplies before getting baby chicks? I have Chick Starter Feed, Feeders, Waterers, Duramycin, Heat Lamp/Light, and sawdust. I figured I should keep any chicks in the heated garage protected from the weather until they get old enough. Its starting to warm up here in ohio but just incase the weather isnt in the 70's and it still gets colder at night. How will that work out? What are the best hatchery's to buy from? I know most of these may seem like DUH questions but I want to make sure I am doing everything right.