Well you all know by now that my first batch of mixed feed store chciks truned out to be roos. Have ben waitng for this batch, had to use the feed store, hopefully these are really Buff ORPs, and nice ones! The feed store picked them up at ten, I had them home at 130, the store did not have the food/ water so all the chicks could reach it, they are very blase. Mine came from right near the door and were hungry and very thristy. After 5 hours in the garage in a box and heat lamp they perked way up. I dumped the water in the cardboard box again, so out to the coop they went. Its 74 degrees , will be warm the next few nights , no rain. I am playing with the position of the heat lamp, and will check on them tonight, can you tell I am a dog trainer /nurse yet? So its fun again , hopefully three girls out of four, should I go back and get a few more? when can we really tell? the watch sheltie kells is back on duty.