I'm not complaining!!! I want to get that out first. That said however, it's like I have 18 small puppies in the brooder, not chickens. The things are so gentle and calm. A lady who also has chickens came over the other day and thought mine had something wrong with them because they are all so docile and quiet. The more I think about what she said, the more freaked out I get! I have 18, 7 week old birds; 5 RIR's, 3 SLW, 2 Black giants, and 8 buff orps. When I let them out, they follow you around. I sit on the deck, they come up and hop onto your lap and lay down. IS there something wrong with them? Please god say no!!