I have been to this web-site soooo many times already, I figured I better join. I did an impulsive thing. My daughter's kindergarten class hatched chicks and I took the 6 that made it. They are so cute but I have no idea what kind they are. I'll just have to wait and see. The not knowing is kind of fun (like having a baby except they're already born). Anyway, I have had the chicks for a few weeks, they are just about a month old now and they have been in a plastic crate - about 18" W 31" L and 12" H. (with the lamp, food and water of course). They looked a bit pinched the other day so I put 3 in a large dog crate and left three in the little bin. I just want reassurance. Am I going in the right direction. Thanks.