Hi, my daughter wanted to try out the Chick Chain for 4H and I let her. We received our 12 chicks Tuesday afternoon and I have a couple of questions. I have no idea how old they are, I'm quessing 1 or 2 weeks since they said keep temp at 90 degrees. Anyway, I'm keeping them in the house since it is still cold outside. How long will I need to do this? I have a little germ phobia and a 4 month old baby so I do not want to make him or anyone else sick. I never knew chickens pooped so much. So far I've made a house for them out of a carseat and baby swing box (lots of room) but cleaning up after them is horrible. I'm using puppy pads and paper towels. Can anyone suggest something I can do that is a little easier. A relative made a coop for when they are older and it stands 4 feet off the ground but does not have opening for a light to keep the little ones warm so any suggestions on a better house would also be appreciated. As you can tell I have never been around chicks before and the book the 4H office wasn't very informative. Thanks in advance.