Yes my chicks are whiny, and the weather isn't cooperating So first I thought I was going to have trouble keeping them warm enough. Ha! It was 83 today outside, which made it about 85 in the garage, and God-knows-what in the brooder. They weren't way too hot at least, but it's started the very beginnings of a picking problem (thankfully no blood or even redness, just a tiny bit of missing fuzz on one chick), that I'm going to have to keep a very close eye on. I moved the lamp up much farther than I expected to at this point (they're not even a week old!). I also opened up the garage for a while this evening and turned the light out so that everything could cool off a bit. The babies seemed happy for the change, so long as there was enough light to see by. When they finally decided to cuddle up in the corner, I decided that it had cooled down enough and shut everything up and turned the lamp back on. They were right back on the feet and none the worse for wear. Back to the boredom, though. I need something to entertain them and to keep their minds of picking at each other before this really takes hold. From what I've heard, the only real chicken entertainment is food! I have strawberries from our garden, and when we cut the greens off for preserves, there's a decent amount of red still attached that I could pick off with my fingernails. Are they too young for this? I've got to get them something soon, or they'll start running each others' undies up the flag pole.