I have been the owner of 6 new chicks for a week and a day now. In my search for answers, I am always lead right to this website. No other site has been able to answer questions with such ease and know how. So today I decided to join since honestly, I don't really trust anything from any other site. The members and operators here seem so helpful and knowledgable. I'M HOOKED!!! Already I do have some concerns. Most of the time I'm researching their poop. They seem to have the runny "chocolate" pool. At first I thought it was just one, but it seems like they all do it sometimes. It seems like I remember reading that they will do it like every 10th poop and other times I read that it could be a problem. So if anyone has any suggestions please let me know. One thing that I am going to do today is find out how old the chic were when we got them. And also, I don't think they have had any medicated starter feed so I may change it today since I'm thinking that they were new chicks. (Seems like I remember the man saying that the Rhode Island Red pullets were "new chicks".) So in that case, they may need so medicated feeder. Also, I let my kids, my 14 daughter in particular, read most of the stuff I read, or I read it aloud to them, and that's the one thing she keeps asking about (the medicated feed). So I look forward to reading and learning more from such great chicken enthusiast! Any new beginner stuff that you feel I must know or do, please feel free to let me know. Until then, happy reading, happy chickens!