Hello all. My name is Clint and i am from Florida. After years of wanting to do it we finally got chicks yesterday. I have 1.5 acres now and felt it was the right time. I did lots of research first and hope i do it all correctly. I got 10 red sex links and have a simple rubbermaid bin in the laundry room for them. The temp is 91 under the light and there is plenty of room to get away from the heat. Im not really excited about the place i got them from after i arrived but i am hoping they do ok. He bought them in large amounts from a breeder and is reselling. When i got home there were 3 that didnt look too good and this morning all 3 of those were dead unfortunately. The others were all laying around this morning and it scared me to death. But after doing some reading i see that is normal. they were all eating and drinking last night. Once they were somewhat used to their brooder we gave them each a look over and some had the pasty butt issue. We cleaned them up and applied a small amount of vaseline. They have food and water that they cant drown in. The guy at tractor supply told me he has been raising birds for many years and sold me a powder antibiotic to put in the water for the first week. Any thoughts on that? I am using paper towels on the bottom for the first few days then am moving on to pine shavings. I was told they are about 5 days old. Any other recommendations to get me started off right?