This is an "advanced level" article, covering some lessons that I learned about raising baby chicks which you won't find in books or in other "Raising Chicks 101" online articles.
If you've read the entry level articles, you already know that chicks should be fed special chick food, that they should start out at 95-100 degrees which is lowered by 5 degrees a day, and that they need fresh water available at all times. Those are the basics, and if you do nothing further, your chicks will grow up fine.
On the one hand, you want your chicks to be relatively convenient, so that you can check on them easily. On the other hand, they will be producing an appalling amount of noise, dust, and smells, so you don't want them right in your living area. I live in a cabin with an open floor plan, so I had no choice but to plunk them right in the middle of everything.