Due to their fast growth and size at nearly 5 weeks I have had to do something I have never done before. I put 4 1/2 week old chicks out in the barn with a 250 watt red heat lamp. It is supposed to be 30 or so tonight. They have VERY deep fresh pine shavings bedding, 5 gallons of fresh water and 22 lbs of chick starter. I know they will be fine and will huddle and snuggling in the bedding under the lamp - and be just fine. I know this? Because Mosby and Bonnie Blue are in the coop beside them. When we went out tonight just before dark to make the shift to the new living quarters this is what I saw - Mosby and Bonnie waiting for me as usual - The new chicks were put into their new nursery coop and Mosby and Bonnie ambled over to inspect. As the chicks were cheeping Mosby really perked up. When we finally closed up and headed out the chicks really started chirping and almost whining. Mosby kept his attention on the chicks next door. I stood in the doorway and watch the events unfold. Can you see Bonnie behind him? He is HUGE. Mosby began to coo and cluck in hushed tones. Almost sing song cooing and clucking and soft bwagawking. The chicks came to the edge of the roost looking for the cooing. When I closed the barn door they were one by one jumping down to the floor and snuggling in the deep bedding over near Mosby. How interesting is that roo* behavior? Techically he is a cockeral, age 22 weeks.