Oh my, what have I done. I've been researching and reading BYC website in preparation for my new chicks due to arrive March 23. I've planned my coop, made a materials list, and bought some supplies for this new hobby. However, I have read how much many of you like "Silkies" over and over, and last night on CraigsList there was this irrisitable advertisement for some "need rehomed" silkies. You know what I did..... I emailed and said I'll take them. One buff hen & one white hen. I must go pick them up tonight. My questions are: 1. Can I use a box or two boxes to move them home tonight in the minivan or is there a better transport suggestion? 2. Can I keep them in a large dog cage for a week or so while the coop is being built? 3. Can they eat the starter crumbles I've purchased or do I need to seek pellet food right now? 4. Will these two hens get along with 25 chicks in two weeks? 5. Have I succombed to BYC addiction or BYC peer pressure (hahaha)? I'm I crazy? You all just seem to love these furry silkies, that I couldn't bring myself to stop typing the email.