Hi there! This is my first year raising chicks, and I have read so much that I'm a little overwhelmed! I have six chicks that are about three weeks old in a large brooder in my garage, and 9 chicks that are all around 1 week old (little more, little less). We have a GREAT BIG coop and run for them set up when they get old enough. My questions are: 1. Is ACV in the chick water important? If so, should I bother putting it in the 3 wk old chicks' water, since they haven't had it from the beginning? 2. Medicated feed: I'm giving the medicated feed to the younger ones but not the older ones. The older ones are doing great on regular chick starter, but should they also be getting the medicated? 3. How do you feed them other things like fruits and such? Which fruits to do you find are best for good health? Are there any rules to introducing new foods? My chicks have only ever had chick starter, so far. 4. What else can I do to make sure my chicks are as healthy as possible? I lost one yesterday to pasty butt, and I don't want to loose any more. I checked her before work and her vent was clean. When I got home, she was barely breathing and passed within the hour after I got home. So I'm very worried that I did something wrong or missed something along the way. Sorry for so many questions, and thank you in advance for your patience with a newbie! I appreciate your wisdom and advice!!