Hi, I am new! I have 3 chicks that are 2 1/2 weeks old. A Buff Orpington, an Americauna and a Silver Laced Wyandotte. The BO has patchy feathers that look a bit uncomfortable, but maybe I notice her more because she is the lightest in color. She also has a noticeable pinkish ridge already where her comb will be so now I am worrying that she is one of the 10%ers. When I let them out in a pen in the yard, they lay on their sides in the sun and lift their top wing as if to let the sun soothe those patchy areas. Then they roll over and do the other side. Now, they've started doing it in the cage under the light. Is this normal? Do they all look patchy or should I worry about some skin condition??? Also, they've started kicking litter everywhere, but I think that's normal (and messy!). And finally, after reading a few posts, I am now worried about how noisy hens will be. I live in a suburban area and I am building their coop in the very back of the yard which is well over 40 feet from nearest neighbors, but I wasn't expecting noisy - I thought it was just roosters who were very noisy. Oh! the worries!!! Thanks for any help!