I picked up three new chicks today (a Delaware, a cookoo marans and a welsummer) and they are so active and noisy! I don't remember my last batch of chicks (two years ago) bieng this active. They chase each other and peck at each other and are just so fast - my last girls were all sleeping at this age! And they are NOISY! What have I gotten myself into? My last ones came from a backyard breeder, and theese are form a feed store - could that be the difference? But boy are they cute! I can't get anything done for checking on them every few minutes!