I brought home my chicks today, three little pullets. No names yet, waiting to see a little personality first. This is the barred plymouth rock. This one's the Golden Wyandotte She's a production red The three girls just hanging out in the brooder/ferret cage. For now as small as they are I'll be keeping them in my very spacious ferret cage, it's more than a foot wide and 2 1/2 feet long. That is enough room for now, correct? Ill be putting up a brooder made from those cardboard panels once they need more room. I'm wondering about stress, as my chicks aren't chirping or moving around a whole lot, just sort of sitting around. They haven't been huddling so I'm pretty sure they are warm enough. Sorry chicken noobie. lol Also I'm wondering...I sort of got caught up in the excitement and forget to check butts for matted poo. None of them have it but the barred rock has a naked butt...why?