Well, I'm back to square one. My mom had pre-ordered me started pullets from Meyer but I've been reading and found out they will be de-beaked. So I called my mom and told her to cancel the order. I am NOT interested in mutilated hens. My only alternative seems to be chicks. OMG, I am totally afraid to do this. Will I kill them all??? How hard is it to raise chicks? Do I have any hope of doing it right? And how time consuming is it? And will I have to keep them in my house? But if not there, then where? My garage? What should I do???? I have 3 dogs, a cat, my daughter has hamsters. They all are thriving. We're good with animals. But baby chicks?? GAH!!!! HELP!! What should I do?