Hello there! We are just beginning our chick adventure and are looking for any advice no matter how basic! We moved into a farmhouse this fall with a 10x4 coop with nesting boxes and attached run covered with mesh wire. So, now our plan is to get chicks from our local Rural King. We were thinking of starting/raising 10 chicks. Does that seem too big of a flock for beginners? If we really only want hens is there a way to know that when buying them at the farm supply store? How do we pick chicks? As for the chicks, is it alright to use a large Rubbermaid bin for them to start inside? Heat lamp stay on ALL thetime? We live in Northern Illinois (Read COLD) so at what point do we bring them outside? Any other tips will be appreciated! Thanks in Advance! My kiddos are 5,4,and 3 and are really excited for this venture, which I am certain will be a mom job more than anything!