Hi! I'm going to be purchasing 4 or 5 chicks from a local feed store. I've been reading up to prepare for taking chicks home, but I'd love any information anyone could give me. I apologize in advance for my many questions below I have a plastic bin to use as a brooder, but I might find/make something more permanent I can easily build a cover for. How tall should the brooder be if I don't have a lid/cover? I'll start building a coop before I get chicks, but when is the earliest I could buy them? I'm not sure how long building a coop will take, so I don't want to have chickens without a finished coop. Since I'm new to chickens and the likes, how much time do you spend cuddling and playing with your chicks? I have plenty of time, but I would like to know if they are hard to care for. I'm nervous getting them without knowing what to expect, so any other details/stories/helpful hints would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!