Hello, I am new to raising chickens and have 5 3-week old chicks. I have two Rhode Island Reds, one Araucana/Ameraucana, one Silver-Laced Wyandotte, and one Black Australorp. These were chosen for their cold hardiness (in Denver Colorado), nicer personality, and to be good layers of brown eggs (I just couldn't resist the blue/green egg layer Ameraucana - we'll see). In the 12 days I have had them, they have grown so fast! I can use any advice you are willing to share!!