All: My local supply will be getting chicks in in a day or two. Its my intent to get 4 for starters..... I have a large dog crate, and will purchase: feed, feeder waterer, heat lamp(trying to find a 125 watt red lamp). The target temp under the light should be 85-90 and the chicks should have an area to move away from the heated area. I intend to raise the chicks in a plastic laundry basket with a towel on the bottom and pine shaving inside the dog crate for approximately 3 weeks(in a spare bedroom)...then to remove the laundry basket and give them the full 40"x30" crate...when they get bigger to move the crate to the basement. A few weeks later to the coop and pen.... I've been told to 'dunk' the chicks into the feed and water to identify it to them and if they don't respond add a bit of sugar to the water and dunk again... When they move outside get chicks some oyster shells ..... Please let me know what I'm missisng......TIA!