My 6 RIR chicks are about 4.5 weeks old and just moved to their brand new coop. I upgraded their feeder/waterer to the 2 gallon metal drums (which seems huge at this stage). I got nervous that they weren't eating/drinking, and so put the old quart jar feeder/waterer back in. Should I just trust that they will adapt to the new ones, or should I leave the old ones in there for a while? The coop has a couple windows and every time I look in, they are sleeping, not eating ... hmmm .... are they just undergoing transplant shock (like my hydrangeas!), and if so, what can I do to help??? What's this about vitamin supplements for your chicks? I don't use medicated feed, should I be helping boost their immune systems? Also, I'm trying to figure out the best way to compost pine shavings. I've heard mention of this "pile on method" and I'm wondering how tall this pile gets, as my coop is only 4' tall. I was thinking of piling on for a little while (a month??) but then using it as the "brown matter' of my compost. Any thoughts or recommendations on either composting or easy clean methods would be awesome. Thank you!!!