Hi, We have 30 chicks, 5 japanese bantams, and several standards. We just recieved them today from Murray Mcmurray (spelling?) We had to seperate the Japanese bantams from the others. The Japanese bantams are being EXTREMELY loud it's making my ears ring. I have raised chicks about 6 times already & I have never had birds so loud. We put a hot water bottle in with them and a sock with rice thats cool. They keep trying to go under each others feathers and when I hold them cupped in my hand they quiet down but obviously I cant do that ALL the time! Any other ideas/reasons for this? Any way to calm them down? Is it just a Japanese Bantam thing? They are running around, jumping eating & drinking so I have no idea. Would love help! PS: I've done this a few times ( raising chicks that is) I have a red-heat lamp on them an I gave them gro-gel when they arrived they have food & water and are eating non-stop & pooping normally, temperatures 95 degrees! Any other suggestions?