Hello, BYC, and thanks for the great forum! As a scientist (no, not a bird scientist), I wondered whether any of you also noticed the following pooping phenomenon: Every day I let my four chicks out in front of their brooder for an hour to chase some yogurt and be handled. Now, it seems that for the first 5 minutes they are always busy getting a whole lot of poop out of their systems! They seem to let the smelly yellow mustardy kind fly in particular. That said, this works rather well, because once I have counted four mustard blobs I can let them zroam on the carpet and pick up their solid turds with less obvious staining. Am I crazy or do others here notice the same thing? Also, I read they poop on their roost when they are older... does that mean they'll poop less when they're wandering around?