This is my first time raising/owning chicks. I have 5 Barred Rock, 4 Gold Brabanter's, 2 RIR's, and 2 Golden Laced Wyandotte's--so far. My husband built me a nice chicken tractor and we also fenced in a large area for them to run. Most are 3 1/2 weeks today and spent time in the chicken tractor this afternoon for the first time. It was 85 out here in North Carolina, so I figured it would be safe for the afternoon. I'm excited about having fresh organic eggs as we use them often in our Thai dishes. My two year-old little girl has enjoyed seeing the chicks grow and digging for worms to give to them as treats. I am thankful to BackYard Chickens for hosting this forum as it has answered many questions for us! Thanks in advance to all that have shared their experiences and knowledge.