My 3 RIRs have just turned 5 weeks. I believe they must be the most precocious hens any where. Conchita started it by flying, the other 2 (Roni and Pina) follow any thing she does. They play with their food, taking turns chasing each other around with whatever has been picked up: beetle, caterpillar, worm etc. When I bring the beetle container any where near them their excitement is almost hysteria. They look so adolescent! And, act that way too. But, they still climb in to my lap for a snuggle. Proud Mom!