After talking about it for more than a year, my family and I have purchased some chicks from TSC. We started with 8 and went back to get a total of 14. We have had the older ones for almost 2 weeks and the others for 1 week. I have no idea how old they were when we bought them. I spent about 1 week building the coop, which still needs a final coat of paint. We moved them into the coop after the fumes dissapated. We live in FL and the tempurature outside is almost in line with the recommeded ranges for youngin's. The chicks are living in the coop, inside the garage until they are old enough to spend the days ranging. Picture time!! I rolled the coop outside thinking they could just stay out there but then I realized it was probably going to cook them in the day time. Back to the garage they went. My son is wearing gloves becuase his hero, Mario, wears them. . . makes perfect sense doesn't it? Here are my chickies: Well, that is what I have. Most of them should be pullets but don't don't have much faith in a big stores sorting abilities; maybe I will be impressed. I will cull all but one rooster, perhaps all of them. Maybe they will survive long enough to become dinner. I am trying to open the doors and hand feed them every night. My wife had them crawling all over her for oatmeal last night. Wish me luck on this adventure. I hope to start seeing signs of their sexes some time soon. When should I expect indicators? -Steve BTW: There is a nesting box built, I just haven't put it in there yet. I would think they prefer the space to move around. I was also thinking about putting a taller roost in there while they are young and have so much space.