We got our chicks from TSC this morning. I'm a wreck! What was I thinking? I' m literally sick to my stomach and having hot flashes. And my heartburn came back big time. I was also a major wreck before I brought my first baby home from the hospital. She's 11 now and everything turned out fine. I can't believe I'm so traumatized by getting little chicks. Maybe I read too much before hand. I'm sure they'll peck each other to death and have crooked legs and if they survive, they'll get eaten by racoons. So, we got them home. Into the brooder box. We spilled the water and when I put the food in, the saucer fell off and fell on them! I think they're okay, but what do I know? One of them doesn't open one eye very often. One of them keeps stretching out one leg. One of them was drinking water and foaming at the mouth! I did clean up a pasty butt and the vent was clear. I'm not sure they're warm enough - the light is 18 inches from them. How often do I clean the box? We have newspaper down now. When can I put in the wood shavings? I really wanted a red lightbulb, but TSC was out of them. I have to go to the mall later for my son's birthday pictures. I'm going to be sick the whole time. Thanks for babying me. I'm usually not so neurotic - really. I hope I can look back and laugh at this next week!