Alright, I am ready for new babies. I have found that, yes, I am capable of raising happy, healthy, chickens. My first ones are almost 6 months old, laying eggs, doing all the cute little things I suppose a chicken should do. I got those from (I really hope I am allowed to mention where? if not I will quickly edit this) My Pet Chicken and they were all so insanely beautiful and healthy. We lost one in shipping (out of 10 purchased) but that was because the post office actually lost my babies!!!! OMG! I was truly surprised any made it. Anyway, I was just about to place another order from them but I know my feed store gets babies in before too long. I have noticed that a lot of people on here buy chicks at their feed store so I just wanted to ask........does anyone see a difference in health/parisites/etc. when gettting them that way? For some reason I just have a fear that the feed store chicks might not be as healthy (perhaps not as "special" conditions etc.)?