I won't be getting my babies till May or June (haven't decided if I want to get them sent right after I return from my sister's wedding in May, or wait till my birthday in June and call them my present to myself). So I've got half a year, but I'm trying to get my budget organized in advance. I'll be getting four chicks that are all supposed to be standard-sized birds when full grown. There are two feed stores in my immediate area that sell organic chick starter and laying pellets for about the same prices for similar size bags as the ones available from mypetchicken.com. I had thought to order some starter with the chicks, but it might be better if they're on the same brand from the start, and it would be less hassle for me to buy it locally than to have to place a feed order every week or month or whatever. I don't know how long organic feed keeps once it's open if it's unrefrigerated vs. refrigerated, but I can easily plan to get a small fridge to keep in the garage for chicken feed and treats if it means I can buy a bigger bag without risk of spoiling. Should I plan to buy a small bag a week to minimize spoilage waste or will a larger bag be okay if it's properly stored?