I am aiming for the end of March to bring in chicks. I will probably order from Ideal or MMH because I have a very specific wish list, lol! I remember that I put the chicks immediately onto newspaper in a tote, but it is so messy. How soon could they go onto cob or sawdust? I may have as many as 25 chicks and have the outdoor space to accommodate that many adults. They will be layers or duals. How many nest boxes will I need? I was given our last one that had WAY more nests than I needed so I never thought to ask.