Hi friends... So that day has FINALLY come, we brought home 2 of what will, in a week, be a flock of 8. Today, the Australorp chicks... Despite obsessively reading every single post I could manage- I am such a nervous momma. My brooder temp is perfect ( I have been tweaking for days), dipped their beaks in water (just very briefly, and only once). They pecked a tiny bit at the food but have since gone totally silent and are a bit laid out ( heads down) on the periphery of the heat lamp. I know this is probably fine, but I am of course, completely obsessed and was just hoping for some reassurance, or info if I am off about something. Thanks!! I know you have probably felt the same the first time. Just so nervous and excited!!