I've been noticing my chicks playing a specific game when I'm watching them in the brooder lately. It looks like a chaotic game of keep-away! One of my two Ameracaunas, Sparrow and Storm, will be pecking around in the pine shavings, looking totally normal. Then when they discover a dried poo-and-pine patty, they will snatch it up really quickly and run around with a really horizontal posture looking like a bullet. When the patty-holder is running(lol), she will make a very distinct peep sound that is very obviously saying, "LOOK at what I found!!" and immediately everyone else joins in the chase. All 9 chicks will be either chasing after her or pulling sly maneuvers to try and snatch the patty from her w hen she runs by. It is hysterical, and I see them do this several times a day! It must just be a game, because no one gets aggressive. If one chick gets close enough, it will snatch it out of her beak, but it is all very gentle, albeit a bit manic looking. So far, it it always Storm or Sparrow who starts the game, but all the other chicks join in. Once the novelty of the patty wears off, or if someone drops it, they all just flap their wings and hop around for a while before settling down. It looks like they are having a lot of fun! I'm just wondering if anyone else notices this behaviour, especially at only 4 weeks of age. It's too cute...and I, being the proud chick mother that I am, have begun to wonder if I just have really talented chicks.