"Chicks are the youngest versions of chickens. They have soft down coverings which will eventually become feathers and are then referred to as pullets (female) or cockerels (male) in about a year.  What chicks are fed is important since their digestive systems and bodies are still developing and growing. Reedy Fork Farm mills Starter Feed is perfect for the young birds. Grains are run through just the right screen to make the proper size for chicks. All organic all the time. If you're new to the chicken raising business, we have just the package deal for you! Our Start a Chick Kit has all the essentials to get you started raising 10 chicks at a price that's just right."