I'm getting really anxious for Thursday morning to come, which is when I'm getting my first set of chicks, but the closer it comes the more I'm concerened I know everything I need to know about their care. First off, I must say thank you to everyone here. Ya'll have been so helpful and kind and I really appreciate it! I'm wanting to know what you all feed your baby chicks when you get them? I have read about the chick starter I think its called but also saw a few posts about something called mash I think it was... what exactly is that? Also I read that they need grit... not quite sure what that is either. Do you recommend the medicated feed? Also I noticed that some of the hatcherys offered immunizations before they ship them but the feed store I'm getting them from said they do not offer that.... is that something I can do or need to do? Or is the medicated feed enough? I just want to give them the best start they can have and would appreciate any advise on the subject. Another thing I noticed was some of you gave sugar water to the chicks.... is that for ill chicks only or all? Is there any supplements I need to be buying for the chicks water? Oh man, I have so many questions... I hope I'm not being a bother. One more thing ... I read on here where some of you have taped a toothpick, match, Q-tip ect to a chicks leg.... under what circumstances would someone need to do that?