This is our first time raising chicks. Figured that I've raised 4 kids, many dogs and cats, so I could handle chickens too. Our chicks are one week old today. They have been with us for 4 days, we love every minute with them. Their dad and the kids are busy constructing a hen house and run, it will be amazing. I'll post pictures when we are all done. Appreciate all the great advice offered on this site.