Hi Everyone. Well, my dh sent me off to TSC to get chicks today. We stopped in after we dropped off my son at pre-school and their shipment is still at the airport. Don't know if they'll get them today or tomorrow morning. Now, I don't have all day tomorrow to hang out at TSC waiting for chicks to arrive. I'm nervous enough about getting started and (have nothing prepared - you should have seen the scramble for a brooder box this morning!) the longer we wait the more I'm talking myself into waiting. We really are over scheduled right now and I'm concerned that we won't be able to take care of the little peepers because we'll be gone so much (not overnight, just running around like - well, chickens with our heads cut off!!). I need some encouragement that the little chicks will survive with out 24/7 monitoring. If I can get them tomorrow (8am in the morning of course!), we'll keep them in a box in the laundry room for a week or two before putting them in a large wooden crate in the garage. It's supposed to get cold here again over the weekend and I don't think they'll be warm enough in the garage even with a heat lamp! IF we can't get chicks tomorrow, the girls & I picked out the ones we want from MyPetChicken. We only want 6 chicks, so I'll be spending $57.19 for SIX chicks! My dh will lay an egg on his own!! I need to run my darling to dance right now, but if someone could please encourage me that I CAN do this and NOT kill the little peepers, I'd appreciate it. Will chicks survive owners that lead such hectic lives? Thanks.