Hi, well seen a sign that said 'Chicks are in'....well so I was interested, so on Friday the 5th, I went in...I bought a wire rabbit cage, starter food that they were on, a waterer, and food thing, and 6 chicks. I know the red colored ones I got were Rhode Island Reds, I remember the sign & her telling me...but I got 2 black & white chicks, and 2 yellow chicks...which I have no idea what they are...but I tried calling the feed store & the number isn't working for me. Anyways, I brought the litle guys home, they all have feathers except the yellow ones, only have a couple feathers. I set-up their cage & everything, and they are doing really good. I gave them some shredded cheddar cheese, and shredded carrots, they loved them...and egg yolk. I did some research to see what they could have. Meanwhile, me & my mom set-up a 12'x12' enclosure outside...its not whicken wire, the more expensive heavy duty stuff for rabbits...so we dug post holes in the hard dirt/gravel, and got that set-up. We have a coop coming on Wednesday, very nice, holds 6 chickens and has doors & ramps, etc. Anyways, I have no idea how old these guys are, but I'll wait until they are bigger to put them outside, even though its really hot here. Were less then 30mins from Charlotte, NC. Well, firstly I have NO idea what everyone is talking about 'scratch' and 'layers', and all that...what foods will they need when older, why do you have to have playsand or whatever, or do you? What is the oyster shell for? Corn? I just don't know anything really about what to feed them. Also the area we set-up the enclosure is grass...should we remove the grass, make it dirt, or just put pine shavings down, or what? I really need help! We handle our chicks everyday, so they won't be scared. We love them to death, and we just want them to be happy & healthy. Their cage is next to a window, and I opened the curtain, so they get heat/sunlight during the day, but they pretty much keep each other warm...oh and another thing...the black/white chicks are a little bigger then the rest, and keep like 'poking' the little yellow ones on the heads...is this okay? Will the yellow ones be fine? Thanks everyone for help, and hopefully I didn't post this in the wrong section!