Hi Everyone, I just got day old chicks about 8 weeks ago. All are doing well so far. I made a commitment to start living healthier and to me that means cutting out as many chemicals in my food chain and environment as I can. I currently have a small garden and a chicken tractor in my backyard. I have 6 various chicks, 1 conure and 2 dogs. Used to have horses but currently do not. Can't wait until I retire and get that small hobby farm! I live in the desert and tried to pick chickens that have some heat tolerance. They have plenty of shade and I use frozen water bottles to help them out. I really don't like putting the water bottles in my freezer. Don't want to contaminate my food even though I wash the bottles each time. Anyone have any other suggestions for someone who works full time and isn't home during the day? Thanks!