My chicks are two weeks old, and live in the dining area of my house. I went into the kitchen to make dinner, and hear loud cheeping -the chick-in-distress kind- from the other room. I thought it may have been the heavy rain, but there were thundershowers the first three days they lived at my house. I go in to check, and the peeping immediatley stops. I return to the kitchen. Another few minutes, it starts again. I return to the room. The peeping stops and they happily chirped quietly. I finally figured it out: they were missing me!! I'm so glad I'm more than "the hand" to my baby chicks.