My son and I went and picked out 5 chicks (roughly 2 or 3 weeks, the people wern't sure) at the ranch supply store and although i've done countless searches, I can't seem to answer this question I have. My son is dying to feed them bugs because I mentioned that when they get older they will eat all kinds of bugs. That was so exciting to him and he started collecting rollie-polies, flying bugs, worms, etc. I told him that I wasn't sure they could have it yet. I'm not sure how old these chicks are, some have all their wing feathers but they are still short, some have just one, etc etc. They are all different breeds so I'm sure they are at different stages. Anyway, I was just going to keep them in this rubbermade container until I felt they outgrew it based on their behavior. Not looking forward to building a coop but I'll give it my best shot! I LOVE chickens and I want to do this right! I'm new here and I just want to say that it feels great to know that there are other chicken lovers out there!