Hi I am Mary, my daughter KC and I are picking up our first chicks ever, tomorrow morning. I must confess I am a bit nervous. I was feeling pretty confident until I foolishly read some of the emergency posts here on BYC last night. That FREAKED me out!! So new friends I am unashamedly asking for some encouragement. My daughter who is 25 tends to be uncharacteristiclly calm in our dog emergencies so I am hoping if anything terribly gross happens she will be around. My husband thinks I'm a bit off my rocker and is taking a wait and see approach to this whole project. Ultimately I'm in charge of the girls club. I've been on this site a hundred times this past few weeks and already appreciate you all so much.