I'M CHICKING UP MY PICKS -- I mean I'm PICKING UP MY CHICKS tomorrow morning at 8:00! Excited? Who, me? I'm bringing a plastic bin with a regular towel and paper toweling covering the bottom. I have a power inverter in my car, so I will bring a heating pad and set it on low under (not in!) the bin to keep them warmer for the 1-hour ride home. Here's my question: should I dip their beaks in water and offer food before I set off for home, or wait til I get them home and under the heat lamp? Also, aside from the obvious signs of sickness, is there anything to watch out for in choosing chicks? Bright and active? Does larger = more robust? Should I pick them up and inspect their parts? I thought I had learned everything on BYC . . . must be last minute jitters!