I am a true 'newbie' and my daughter is too. She has some physical handicaps but one big thing she has going for her is a true love for all animals, and they all seem to love her back! We ordered 8 chicks, 2 each of 4 types. They arrive on March 18th. We have been reading up on all the fabulous tips that the Internet has but this seems to be the best and most friendly site of all! Wish us luck! (it all sounds a bit scary, keeping the temperature just right and changing the degrees each week, etc) but we will give it our 100%!