We are the proud new owners of 18 new chicks (woot woot!). Anyways, I *thought* I was prepared, but now that they are here. I'm finding I have a few questions that I need answered. I got 15 straight run in a mix of breeds that will be 2 weeks old on Wednesday. Then we got 3 production red pullets that will be one week on Wednesday also. 1) Right now I have them seperated, but the bigger birds fly over the barrier and I find them with the little ones every once in a while lol. Is it okay to mix them together if they get along well? 2) How often do you change their litter? We are using pine shavings. I pick out any clumps every day and add fresh litter. I have been changing it every 2-3 days though and am wondering if that's overkill or not. 3) Two of my birds have loose stools, they eat and drink well and act fine....but they do have what looks to be diarrhea. Sometimes it's diarrhea, sometimes it's a normal looking stool w/ a little diarrhea in it. I got them plain yogurt and put 2 TBS in a bowl today for them and most of them took some tastes. I also change their water and wash out the containers every day with hot soapy water. Is there anything else I could do for this? 4) My boys have been catching bugs and throwing them in their pit (what we call they home lol) and they go nuts for them. Are they to young for this? They do have grit in there (crushed granite I believe). Here is a pic of some of them. The 3 smaller chicks are on the other side of the box lol.