Hi! Today I placed an order for 6 chicks. I requested them to ship late August as we will be gone for the summer. I was just going to order 4, but I added 2 more just in case a couple don't make it... I ordered an Australorps, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes, and a Blue Cochin. I'm very excited about them. We are going to build a coop before we go on vacation this summer, and I'll get the baby chick essentials also. Would a plastic tub with high sides be good for them? I can't wait to get them! This is going to be so fun for us and our two children!