Ok, so I have a batch of chicks due in early Feb. This will be my first time raising chicks. O.O I pretty much have my plans all laid out. (Ha! Yeah right, like anything ever goes according to plan.) I do have a couple questions though. I'm not planning on using medicated feed. I want to use probiotics and preventative things. I've read a lot online about building up chicks' immunity to coccidia by slowly exposing them to it. I know chicks raised by mother hens almost never get coccidia and they are exposed to dirt immediatley. When should I start letting them go outside? We live in east Texas and it's looking to be an unnaturally hot year so I'm not really worried about it being too cold for them, and obviously they would be supervised.