My hen just hatched out 11 chicks. They all seem to be doing really well, all strong and healthy. They're eating and drinking on their own. My questions are, do they need grit? They live outside and the hen is raising them. They're getting medicated chick starter right now, but they'll be switching to non medicated tomorrow. Doesn't the chick starter have grit in it already? Plus since they'll be in the dirt they should be okay right? Another question is, the heat lamp in their house is a really low watt light and its a red/black light. It puts off enough heat I think, they stay closed up tight in the house at night, but I turn it off during the day and they go under the hen if they get cold. I noticed she moved out of her nest and next to the heat lamp, should I put the lamp above her or something? I guess what I'm trying to ask is where is proximity should the light be to her and the nest? I know the hen is going to teach them everything they need to know, but I'm just worried about warmth! haha. Its been pretty cold at night here but okay during the day. They're so adorable, I didn't know what chicks could be so cute! I can't wait to see them grow up!