I got 7 baby chicks on Monday from a local "farm" and they are oh so cute! They are probably about 5 days old now. I got 2 BR, 1 RIR, 2 BR/RIR crosses and 2 sex link chicks (are these BRs? I got them b/c she said they were for sure females!) All is going well so far, I just have a few questions! *When can I give them treats to eat? When I give them treats do I always give them grit too? How do I give the grit..mix it with their starter food? *I have pine shavings in their brooder to cover the floor and they keep scratching in it looking for food. They seem to want to eat like that instead of their feeder...can I sprinkle some food in the shavings? or put some paper in there and spread the feed over that? *Is it too early to put a "roost" in there for them? They all keep hanging out on top of the feeder! * They are still sooo jumpy and frightened of us! (I know it's only been 3 days, but still, no progress yet!)..we handle them several times a day, talk to them, pet them, hold them, and I let them eat feed from my hand. How long does it take for them to warm up to us? What else can I do to help them? I know I had more questions but I can't remember them now...hopefully I will think of them Thanks for the help!