I am a new PROUD mommy of 2 four week old chicks. 1 Rhode Island Red and 1 Dutch Leghorn. Ive had them since they were about 5 days old and have been completely fascinated with watching them grow. My newly built chicken coop arrived on Saturday. Woo-hoo!! Being the new chick mommy that I am, I was very worried about the Big Move from their comfy little cardboard box to the new pad. I debated on what to put inside .straw, grass clippings, hay, pine shavings, etc. I decided since it was Sunday and the feed stores were closed=no straw or hay available, that I would put my boyfriend to work moving the lawn so I could use the grass clippings. The clippings mixed with pine shavings turned out to be my decision. I placed my two babies inside and after a few confusing clucks and chirps they began to peck and scratch at their new surroundings. The leghorn even jumped right up on the roost and sat awhile! They havent quite grasped the concept of the ladder yet, as they simply jump out the door and flap their way to the ground (which thankfully is less than a 2 foot drop). I admire how they both have become inseparable. When they are separated from each other the RIR will cry and cry until they are reunited. Once back together again she will nuzzle up under the Leghorn just precious! Although they havent ventured near the two nesting boxes provided for them I presume when the time is right they will make good use of them. I feel very fortunate to have found BYC as I now see Im not a crazy chicken lady after all! Pics to come!!!!