I have four chickens--two are about 6 weeks old, the others 8 weeks. They live in an Eglu coop and run, and seem to like it. Every night I enclose all of them in the coop portion and put in food and water inside the Eglu with them--and remove the food/water from the run so that it doesn't attract predators. Do the chickens need access to food and water at night? Also, what should the chicks be eating at this age? I give them the medicated starter right now. Plus, they love treats, which I give in very small amounts, like tomatoes, grapes, and watermelons. Thanks for all advice. We're loving having chickens, but I haven't kept one since the 9th grade biology class hatched egg (which turned into a hen!) came home with me many years ago.