I got my first batch of chicks in about 20 years and was prepared for them to keep me awake with their peeping. This batch has been so quiet that it made me concerned. They do make a soft meeping sound but not that strident screech of an unhappy chick. A couple times I've gone in and found every one of them sleeping. I tried to get a good picture of them all laid out but as soon as I came in a couple would wake up and stir the rest up. They seem to spend a lot of time running around and eating too. One of them even catapults itself over the others' heads like it was shot out of a sling shot. I tried to get some chicks-eye-view pics and they all ran over to try to eat the camera. I'm splitting the order of 50 with a friend but I'm keeping them all for a week or so until they settle down from shipping. I ordered from McMurry and they arrived right on schedule on Monday. There's a mixed bag in there. The packing peanuts are red star males, then there's some polish, silver penciled rocks, cochins, RIRs, brahmas, araucanas, black australops and a couple tiny old english.