Hello all! Today my husband and I brought home 5 chicks; 2 Amerecaunas, a Barred Rock, a Silver Wyandotte, and a Russian Orloff (husband's pick haha). We live in mild Oregon, with our nighttime lows hitting around 40, daytime highs in the mid 50's. Here is our set up: Large Rubbermaid tote Fresh pine shavings over a layer of paper towels Clamp light with 100W heat lamp bulb, the kind for reptiles Sock filled with rice for snuggling and roost practice Food and water dispensers They all seem quite happy, though the Russian Orloff is rather smaller than the rest and gets shoved out of the way for food, so I have been hand feeding her and mixing her starter feed with some hardboiled egg to encourage feeding. I have set the heat lamp at the correct height I believe, as they are not huddled, but are comfortably around the heated side of the brooder. The largest chick, which I believe is the Barred Rock, seems to be panting at times though none of the other chicks are, and it could be labored breathing instead. I am worried about her a bit, but I am hoping for the best. I want these babies to have the best chances at success, so here are my questions: Q1: Should I invest in grit for the chicks, as I do plan on feeding them hardboiled egg frequently? Q2: Have you found great success with probiotics with your chicks? Q3: Could Nutri-Drench be beneficial regardless of status of the chicks? Would you suggest that I supplement with it? Q4: As these are all cold hardy birds, at what point should I feel comfortable moving my flock into my coop, provided that it is draftless and possibly heated? Thank you for your replies, this forum has been of great help to my constant anxious stream of questions.