I have four buff orpington chicks arriving in about a month, and I'm just wondering how much of a time commitment the first few days are. They will be arriving on a Thursday, likely getting to my house in the evening, as my brother will be picking them up during the day along with his own order. I have to work the following day, but as luck would have it, I took the next week as vacation (before I even decided to get chicks! Hows that for timing?) My mom will likely be around that first day when I am at work, but how much work is the first day, really? They are coming from a Farmer's Co-op, so I figure they will be at least 48 hours old by the time they get home. How much do I need to prepare my mom to do? Would a few periodical checks to make sure the temp is OK and that food and water is clear be sufficient? And what about the following days- I assume they need less and less checking as time goes by. Am I going to be spending my vacation chick-sitting?