Step 1: Read lots and lots. Feel like a competent, educated adult. Step 2: Get worried about your chicks. The temps are cool and it's an hour from the hatchery to your house. Step 3: Pick up 4 cute, fluffy chicks. Step 4: Express concerns to kind staff. They suggest placing box on floor near heater. Step 5: Place box on floor, near heater. Cover with coat. Block foot well with atlas just to be sure the heat is contained. Step 6: Drive home. Listen to contented chirping. Notice that during last 5 miles there's no chirping. Step 7: Don't check on your chicks. Just assume that quiet means contentment, sleeping, etc. Step 8: Hit a big bump on the road. Again, no chirping. Feel stomach sink. Step 9: Pull over. Observe dead chicks. Manage to save one later. Watch other die in your hand. Step 10: Feel like an idiot. Wonder if it's still wise to work daily with other peoples' children. Step 11: Write confession on internet message board as a form of penance for stupidity. Conclusion: It seems everything they say about us "city folk" is true. Well-meaning, but REALLY dumb.