Hi! I'm kind of new here. We're hatching out chicks for the first time, and I just wanted to know if I have the preparations right. The hen's in a main coop nesting box right now; I don't want to move her, so I was thinking that I'd let her hatch the eggs in there. Then I'd have a medium size dog kennel ready to put her and the chicks in as soon as they hatch so that the other hens don't bug them. The dog kennel would have a towel on the floor and shavings underneath that. I have a small cement block about an inch and a half tall that I've put the chickens' food and water on before. I thought I'd put that in there to put their water on so it didn't tip (I'm using a quail waterer so they don't drown themselves). I have a small dog dish for their food (chick starter from Tractor Supply). I was also thinking of putting some hay in there for the hen to nest into. Just wanted to make sure I was doing this right. We're just bouncing off the walls; 100% fertilized and they hatch next week! Oh, and what should I give the chicks for grit, if they even need it? Thanks!