So we're getting 5 girl sex links Friday from TSC and I'm wondering what are the steps we need to take to keep them alive & healthy from the day we get them until they're ready to go outside? I know what to do when they get older but I've never had baby chicks before. We both work 8 hour days so is it ok to leave a heat lamp (one from TSC) on over their box while we're gone? As long as we made at least 1 to 2 trips home during the day to check on it? We live in Alabama and the weather, right now, gets up to about 40 during the day (we work day shifts). Am I thinking right that using a wire dog crate, straw bedding, a heat lamp, chick feeder/waterer & starter feed is all we'd need. And at our TSC the only chick feed brands they sell are Dumor & Purina. Which one is better? At least until we can figure out where to get organic feed from? Any & all advice is greatly appreciated!! Is there anything I'm not thinking of? Or does what I have above sound right? The girl I talked to at TSC the other day said they'd be getting new chicks in this week so I'm assuming they'll be day(s) old chicks maybe?? We're really excited & so nervous. We've already got names picked out for them but they may change once their personalities develop but the names right now are: Crickee, Pecka, Nugget, Henny Penny & Chixee But basically what do we need to do from the day we get them until they're ready to go outside? Thanks!!!