My first chicks ever come to me on Sunday. 8 Buff Orps. I. AM. SO. EXCITED! My friend whom I'm splitting the order with gets them tomorrow (!!) and so they'll be almost a week old when he delivers them to me, but I'm still a little scared, because I know they're SO fragile at first. I've never done anything like this ever before in my life, and I was just wondering if anybody has some beginner advice, besides what's in (ALL) the books. I have my little brooder all built and I'm wondering if saw dust is good enough litter. It's probably easy to walk on, but it is-you know- dust! Will it make the chickies sneeze or mess up their breathing/respiratory systems? And I also read that with such a small flock as mine, you don't technically HAVE to use feeders/waterers, but instead, bowls will work? Is this true? Anything else you can tell me would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!! I'm so excited!!