Thanks for all the great tips and web links! And the magazine sounds good too. The chicks are doing really good now and have grown a bunch. And one is staring to look like a rooster!
We ordered 25 chicks and only 2 where supposed to be roosters. But it turned out 5 were, so we had to sell 3. Handle the rooster alot. If you don't, it might become agressive. We leta hen sit on eggs, it was fun to watch the chicks with there mom, but one was crippled and ended up not making it
. But that happens very rarely. And one last thing, If the chickens aren't free range, you might wan't to put netting or chicken wire over the run for 2 reasons.
1. they sumtimes fly out if there wings aren't clipped
2. a hawk could swoop down and get one
we learned that the hard way. but you don't really need it.
Chickens are a bit of work, but definetly well worth it!