Ok So i have been wanting chicks for forever and I think I got this somewhat down, now I know most of these can change depending on the chicks themselves but this is what we have: Brooder: 96 quart clear tote (or the biggest clear tote we can find) red heat lamp water & food tray medicated chick feed pine shavings & paper towels cardboard to block the cats view & a small box inside for the to "hide" Chicken wire to cover a portion of the top and 1/4 of one side (to increase ventilation) Thermometer Electrolytes chick grit After two weeks we add roost marbles toys treats After 6 weeks fermentation of food (few times a week) After 8 (or when the weather breaks) Outside into completely enclosed coop and run (full chicken wire all the way around). Chicks will be here week of April 10th they are already vaccinated against Marek's disease. Are we missing anything or we off to a good start? I feel like we are expecting babies all over again!!!