Im a new proud momma of 19 lovely lil chickies. I have a mixed batch breed wise. a few of each breed they had at Rural King. So far im on day 3. I would have 20 but one died of Pasty butt the day i got them. I hadnt realized it at the store and honestly hadnt known what i was seeing till i looked it up. Since that my chickies (between 1-2 weeks old) have done amazing. I have them set up in a large, circular whirlpool bathtub that goes unused in my bathroom. They love the brooder (the tub lined with pinechips and warmed by a red tinted heat lamp. 125 watts). They mill about freely and i handle them regularly to check their bottoms and general cuddling. Most are very docile and happy to be held, others will need some work that i am happy to put in. Today i introduced them to cut up worms. It was a lovely frenzy!!