Our "chicks" aren't really much chicks anymore, but they've been in our basement since the beginning of Dec; at this point they're just waiting for spring as they've never experienced real cold. They're about ten weeks now, and of course I talk to them whenever I get a free sec. They always come to the front of the cage, get quiet, and eyeball me when I talk to them. Well today I was talking to them for about five minutes, telling them about their mom, (who died) and on and on. Our main cockerel in the bunch (Jack Frost) stared at me for a while, then his eyes began to close as if I were lulling him to sleep. When I quit talking he'd open his eyes again, then doze off again when I started talking. It was so weird! Is this an immature nervous system thing, or what?