My disaster hatch of rescued BR eggs has resulted in five poults, two strong and three weaker, but all doing progressively better hourly. The noises are different, they call for me differently, talk to me differently. The three syllabyl SOS - is MOMMA. And "wicket" is talking to me. And I wanted tame birds so these are spending a lot of time in my hands, my shirt or a blanket beside me on the couch. I like the way a poult will look at your face, look you in the eye. Actually listen to your voice. That's pretty cool. The stronger pair go in and out of the chick's brooder, but pine pellet sucks as a surface for unsteady poult legs. BR's are a nice set of colors at birth. Cream and red and light brown. While I don't know how well they'll do ultimately as a disaster hatch, I am enjoying poults and these are our first. I've another normal BR hatch in a friend's bator now along with some "Calico" eggs. With any luck those will do well. I never thought I'd love turkeys, grown or poults as much as I do. I need a MUCH bigger turkey coop. Much much bigger, perhaps two. Not that I don't also need more chickens... Perfectly normal. REallY.