Oops, I posted this is the Newbie forum but it appears it should have been posted here, so here it goes...again... So my kids pleaded their case to dad and dad gave in, now we are the owners of 6 baby chicks! My 3 kids did all the work at the local farm store from finding out what they would need to get setup, how much it would all cost and the upkeep and paid for it with their own money. We have 2 golden sex links, 2 black sex links, 1 silver Wyandotte and 1 Ameraucana. I have to admit I am not a bird lover but these little chicks are cute and my kids are beyond happy. Since I never expected to own these little chicks I know nothing! We have them setup in my front room. They are in an enclosure with a light, food and water, and we put some bedding pellets on the ground and mixed it with the shavings from the box we brought them home in. It didn't occur to me to ask how old they are, dang it. With that being said, here are my questions: ~ Is it normal for them to peck at the pellets and shavings and/or eat them and is it ok? ~ Do they sleep at night or whenever they want, like a newborn? ~ A gold one appears to be bullying the others, as in she pecks and pulls feathers from the others. Should I be concerned? ~ What do I need to be watching for or is there any advice you all can give me? Thanks in advance for your help!