Just joined the forum, and have already learned a lot. This is a new thing for us, but we're learning. Our chicks arrived last Friday. We spent about a month building the coop, and finished with everything and had the brooder set up a few days ahead of time. I got a call from the post office about 6am that the chicks had been delivered. I rushed over and picked them up: 26 day-old chicks! We got them home and introduced them to the brooder that we'd set up and very soon they were running around eating and drinking. We are rather excited.