Hello everyone! My name is Marian and my husband is Andrew. We have owned chickens for 3 days now and really enjoying it already. They seem to be very happy and loving life . We purchased 3 Buff Orpingtons and their names are Daisy, Rose, and Violet. We are raising them in a rubbermaid container with pine shavings, unmedicated chick starter, and fresh water. We are also using a 125 watt light bulb in a reflector for warmth. I started with a 75 watt and they were chirping very loudly so I upped it to a 125 and they’ve been very happy. They are indoors and we live in Central Florida. We are really looking forward to taking them outside to watch them scratch around but are very leery of doing so when they are so young. Any suggestions? We do not yet have a coop but will be building one over the next month in order for them to have an outdoor home when they are ready. Also, is it okay for them to stay in the same brooder until they are fully feathered? I felt like we should increase their space as they grow. Is that right? Anyway, very excited about our new adventure and being part of this community.