The time has finally come! And I must say, I'm bouncing off the walls like a kid on Christmas morning! I have found a couple of different places where I'm going to be going around to select my girls from, and I wanted to go ahead and have their brooder and all other supplies ready for them. So for a brooder, I have two of the plastic totes that I'm planning on using for the brooder (planning on cutting out one side of each tote and attaching them so its one big unit). I know I will need a heat lamp, thermometer, and bedding, feeders and waters. What type of heat lamp should I get wattage wise? What bedding to do you guys recommend? Pine shavings covered with paper towels? Feed wise, will I need the starter feed or grower chick feed? Is that all I will need for them for now? Anything else I'm forgetting, please tell me! Thanks so much guys Edited: I completely forgot one of my questions in my excitement lol! If I happen to get chicks at different times, will that be a big deal? One place I'm wanting to get chicks from has a breed that I want (silver laced wyandottes), but they are already two weeks old. If I happen to get day old chicks somewhere else, do I need to keep them separated or is keeping them together ok?