Hi all, I have just today placed an order for some chicks which will be ready on April 1st. I have never raised day olds before, I did keep some layers a few years ago but bought them as mature birds, and so have no experience with raising chicks in a brooder. I went out and bought the necessary materials to make them a nice brooder, a large tote, a heat lamp and bulb, a waterer and feed station and wood shavings, and medicated chick feed. Now originally I had planned to raise the chicks out in the horse barn, where there is electricity for the heater, however I then realized that they may require more attention than I can give them if they aren't in the house. So my plans are now to raise them in their brooder in my house, until they are big enough to go out in the coop and run that is being built for them. Anybody have any tips/tricks/advice for a first time chick raiser? When can they be put outside in their run/coop? The chicks I ordered are RIR, Black Australorps and Buff rocks. I have ordered 3 of each to start and hope for the best!