*edges in nervously* Hi folks. I'm new to chickens and am getting some peeps for eggs (hopefully!) and garden pest control. I'm going in with someone who already owns chickens on an order, and she's offered to start the chicks for me--for a price, of course, but I consider that completely fair, since they'd be using her feed and stuff So, my question is, at what age should I get them? The ideal situation would be for me to be able to leave them in their tractor as soon as I get them -- at least during the days. If I need to bring them in and give them some snugglies and something to warm up with at night, I think I can handle that. I've got half a garage that's not in use From the reading I've done, it looks like 6 weeks is the magic number. That would put us squarely in mid-May, with 70-degree days being the norm. Does this sound right to you folks? It'd be fun to have them around as fuzzy little newborns, but I'm thinking that first time around it's probably wise if I take on something a little simpler!