We received our 7 (one bonus chick received as a bonus because they came late) Buffs yesterday evening around 8pm. They arrived in various states of nervous, lethargic and curious. We set them up in our temporary brooder, and watched intently for hours. They are on our screened in back porch in a large dog crate with their own run about the same size. We don't have formal feeders so in went a small cat food/water dish with vitamin water on both sides, and I just tossed the chick starter ontop of the newspaper all over the crate, and my daughter cut up a shoebox to make it 3 sided and in went more food. We dipped some beaks in the water and we had to clean one because of pastey butt and then we watched. Some layed around, very "flat" looking, others seemed to pant, some just sorta sat there looking like ducks, others looked passed out some even with their legs behind them! :| Needless to say, as first time chicken owners, we were concerned. After about an hour, they seemed to snap out of it, one of them found the water, soon they ALL followed, some in the middle of the bowl, the others gathered around. Then the "happy feet" routine started and lots of socializing. Then they would nap for about 10 minutes, and start all over again, water, happy feet, bounce around, sleep. Today, they are much the same as last night, with ONE big added bonus. Our porch still lets in a few bugs here and there, and its definitely not secure from creepy crawlies, tonight.. a flying roach type thing crawled past their crate along the wall and two went for it. they ERUPTED in a FLURRY of squaks, feet & wings flying everywhere!!! It was simply the cutest thing ever, and we were proud! Good chicks! Then.. along came a black crawly thing, and again, big eruption! This one is trying to steal it away from that one, everyone running the length of this giant dog crate playing keep away! By the third catch, we discovered that they can squeeze out the front corners of the dog crate (which doesn't have plastic wire) into their play yard to eat their new treasures, some fit through, others don't. Right now we have a gathering of 3 chicks eating their catch 'in the yard' and the 4 stuck inside frantically searching the walls & floors for bugs. These guys&gals are sooo cute!