i built my pullets a nice coop. I feed the twice a day when im home and when my wife is alone she feeds once. (due to a fireman schedule) I dont give my chickens vaccines. I have used starter feed but now that i have mixed ages, I use laying feed for everyone. I only clean coop once a week, so you know it gets pretty nasty ine there. and i mix different aged pullets together and the young ones have to be tough to survive. All of my chickens are strong and growing amazingly. no diseases. nothin so am i wrong or is there alot of over protective chicken owners here. lol no offense to anyone. MY grandparents said when they were kids the chickens took care of themselvs.