Preparing for the arrival of the chicks was so exciting! It was almost like Christmas. We counted down and with each passing day, our anticipation rose! In our household, it was a family affair. I ordered the chicks in February for a June delivery date. Why did I wait so long? Well, I had a few reasons. I wanted to do more research about their permanent coop and run. I also knew that the chicks would grow very quickly. In fact, at about 6 weeks they look like mini-chickens! I wanted the kids participate in the experience as much as possible, so I waited until summer vacation.