Hello! I just wanted to share the life my chickens live, and see if there is anything I'm doing wrong, or could be doing better. Chick hood: The chicks have a nursery in the house by the fire. I give them fresh water and food every day along with a clean pen. For bedding I use soft towels and hay. Pullet hood: The young birds are moved into the garage into a bigger pen. No heat lamp. I usually take them outside for a little fresh air sometimes. Fresh food and water daily. Young chicken hood: They are almost hens! They are moved into their pen in the barn (stall). Pine shavings for bedding. They get all the same treats that the full-grown hens get. And yes, fresh food and water daily. I clean their pen about every 3 days. Hen hood!!! It is time to merge them in with my other girls! I am a nervous mother. Will they all get along? They free-range together for the first time. At night, the are put into the secure coop. My older hens state their place in the pecking order. They get a variety of treats including: Bread, oyster soup crackers, cheerios, corn, yogurt/cottage cheese ( mixed) ,peanut, sunflower, bean, and pumpkin seeds. Along with their oatmeal block, tablescraps, greens, food pellets and grit! Whew! They also free-range! When they are not, they have a huge coop and outdoor pen. (when they get old they do NOT go in the stew pot!) Thanks!