So I just got my little ones on Thursday. The girl at TSC said that they were 1 week old. At what age do the start sprouting out their new feathers? Mine are starting to get some, and it seems like my other chicks were older than 2 weeks getting feathers, could be very wrong though, as it has been a while since baby chicks were in my household. Hah. Also, should I add anything to their food at any point? I am currently feeding them the starter feed and I believe the bag said to feed that until 8 weeks and then to move onto the next one. My dad said that our other chicks, once they started getting their big feathers, had some bald spots. He said he didn't know if it was something that was missing in their diet or if it was due to them pecking each other. I don't remember them having bald spots, but I was much younger then. Also, last question, when can I start taking them out to play in the grass? I would of course have them enclosed in something to keep them safe and stay with them the whole time. But, I was curious as to what age or temperature that would be okay, and for how long-ish? If I let them go outside should I buy some gravel for them to have?