These are the plans I have laid out for my new chicks that will hatch April 29th from a hatchery. 2 barred Plymouth Rocks, 2 Buff Orpington, 1 New Hampshire red. Brooder: Puppy pads with paper towels lined on them inside the brooder for one week. Brooder is a huge cardboard box (4 foot long 2 foot wide). Then sand that will be cleaned with a kitty litter scoop. Change once a week. Heat lamp with a thermometer to keep perfect temperature. Food and drink: Bought some screw in poultry nipple waterers for a water bottle in the brooder and a 5 gallon bucket for the run and a smaller jug for their small coop. Chick starter feed for 8 weeks (?) then non GMO organic corn free feed with crushed oyster shells in a separate dish. Feed will be going in a DIY PVC feeder. Coop and run: Recycled little tikes homes secured from predators. Run will be the grass until it's destroyed then I want to have a sand run. Any tips, pointers, objections?