Seems as though my last attempt to post went into thin air.. I'm guessing lack of coffee is my problem -How long do chicks eat starter food? Until it's gone? Or should I keep buying starter until a certain age? -Are there any toys to keep chicks entertained - or are they too young yet? - I can't hang my waterter at this point. They are in our bathroom and my husband said no way am I allowed to make a hole in the ceiling haha! Is there any other way that I can keep it up so they stop kicking shavings in it? I must change the water 10 times a day! I also don't want it to knock over if I prop it up on something. - When we move them to their coop, should we keep them in the brooder for a day (or a few hours) as a transition? We will keep them inside for maybe a day, then let them in their Fort Knox of an outdoor pen (lots of predators around our house) for a week or two. We will never let them free unless we are home and working outside in the yard.... I don't want to take that chance! Thank you all for your advice and tips. This site is amazing!