SO I did chick to hens years ago. Maybe I had beginners luck, but I had no problems and didn't really baby them. Here is my MO. Any suggestions or warnings? Locking them in the hen house. They are the only inhabitants. Putting heat lamp in one corner. No access to the outside. Small waterer available. Organic chick feed That is it. Check them a couple times a day, Avoid handling in the beginning. Watch them grow. I am buying chicks as I do not currently have equipment for hatching. Let them into the yard when they seem sturdy. We are in Oregon with a fairly temperate climate. ONce big enough start handeling more for friendliness and relationship. Am I missing anything?