Hi there, I'm new to keeping chickens and I am currently looking at purchasing 4 x day old chicks. The breeds I am looking at are: Golden Laced Wyandotte, Speckled Sussex, Light Sussex Then either Buff Sussex or New Hampshire I am currently looking at hiring a brooder to raise them in. Here is the link: http://citychicks.com.au/products/85/ My questions are: Is it difficult to raise chicks, should this only be done if you are experienced with chickens ? If it is possible for beginners to raise chicks, can I still do it if I work full time. Will the chicks be okay by themselves at home during the day ? Thanks for your help! Jo.