Sometime this weekend I will be getting my first ever batch of chicks! I am kind of ridiculously excited! I think I have everything needed, but I just wanted to make sure there wasn't something important I don't have! I have... 1. Brooder. 2. Heat lamp. 3. Pine shavings 4. Paper towels to cover pine shavings. 5. Chick starter 6. Marbles 7. Feed container 8. Water container 9. Thermometer 10. Coop is nearly completed. Actually should be completed this weekend. Is that everything? Well, besides the chicks! I also have to add when I first started reading this forum I thought people were crazy for talking about chicken math. At first I really didn't know how many chicks was good to get. My husband and I settled on 6, but I would be much happier with more. Then just yesterday he said he wasn't sure if 6 was enough. Who knows how many we'll actually bring home!!