These piggy back rides, have been going on since the chicks started gettting their wing feathers last week. They are just over 2 weeks old now. They are absolutely hysterical. I gave them peas the other day, and it was like I had 7 little wind-up toys, they were all zooming around in crazy directions, trying to keep their pea away from eveyone else. Momma just stood there like what the heck is going on! My white hen, Carabet, is now so calm, and sweet. I think she actually enjoys me petting her now!