I recently purchased some chicks at TSC. ( they are about 11 days old). Boy are they growing quickly ! It seems everytime I look in the brooder during the day, they're bigger. We've already had to add on to the brooder to increase the amount of room they need. I grew up on a farm and we had everything except pigs. Now I own two alpaca and a llama along with these chicks, three dogs and three cats. I live with my SO and he has 4 children so we are very busy people ! Anxious to meet you and to learn more about the different breeds of chickens. Have a GREAT weekend!