We are planning for our first chicks this next spring. We have been reading everything we can to be prepared and to make edgucated decisions. Issue! A lot of readings/posts/articles talk of all the benefits of adult birds being around the chicks for the chicks development. Much is stated regarding all the chicks can learn from the adults. If we are getting 4 baby chicks for our first set, what are they going to miss with out having adult mentors? Or does mother nature and evolution instill all the basics? I'm our city we are limited to 4 total.