I probably should just post all my questions in one post, so here is a bunch of questions, and when you answer please post the number you are replying to! 1. I live in CANADA, and I've ordered my chicks from FREY'S HATCHERY, through the FARM SUPPLY CO-OP, they DO NOT get mailed to me, and I have to pick-up from the CO-OP STORE. My question is, WILL I GET PACKING PEANUT ROOS? or not since I'm ordering through a co-op store which brings in a bunch of chicks on a certain day, plus we have to pick them up the moment they get to the store, at 8AM! 2. Is it okay for me to put linoleum tiles on the floor of my brooder box? I'll cover it thickly with peat moss, or shavings, plus papertowels, but I want something very cleanable other than just plain wood. 3. WHAT KIND OF FEED DO I USE?! I went to our TSC store and they only sell Start and Grow for BROILER CHICKS, well... I'm raising Rhode Island Red X Columbian Rock babies, they're dual-purpose, but will be used as layers! ... What kind of food do I use?! 4. When do I introduce layer feed? 5. DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH THIS PARTICULAR CROSS, RHODE ISLAND RED X COLUMBIAN ROCK, I have 15 coming in July. 6. I live in the GTA but am moving to a 9 acre farm north of BELLEVILLE, I'm looking for a store that specilizes in poultry supplies! ST. THOMAS IS JUST TOO FAR TO DRIVE, 3 HOURS!, I need to buy several things that I CANNOT find in my local Farm Supply store (CO-OP OR MASTER FEEDS STORE). 7. HOW MANY NESTING BOXES WILL I NEED, I will have 15 girls, how many boxes will I need when they start to lay, 15? 8. If you have experience with my kind of chick, R.I. Red X Columbian Rock, what are the eggs like? can you post a photo? Large? Medium?... Laying frequency? 9. What do I do if I DO get some packing peanut Roos? ... I will be living near some mennonite farms, but I'm not certain they'd take them, and I certainly can't have them! 10. On the property we bought, there is a huge chicken coop already there, as far as I have calculated it could hold 96 chickens! However, we're only putting our 15 in there when old enough, It hasn't been used in something like 10 years, but it's filthy! there is still old bedding in it too! WHAT PRODUCT IS BEST FOR CLEANING MY OLD COOP? 11. How high up should be roosts be? from the floor of the coop, assuming that my coop's ceilings are 8-9ft high. 12. I'm putting little, low roosts in my brooder, I plan to use dowling that you can buy from home depot, what thickness should I use? Would 1 inch be good? or bigger? 13. How do I "work," the lighting thing? How much light should my chicks get, etc. How much light should they start to get. JUST HOW MUCH LIGHT?! 14. WHAT'S THIS about beak trimming? Any other information you care to share would be awesome I need all the help and information I can get!