We have five chicks (our first ever) that are 16 days old today. Due to our guest room being unexpectedly in use over the past two weeks, we've been keeping the chicks in their brooder in our master bedroom (it's the only other place in the house with enough space for it and is an a/c area). We've had no problems and they've been quite a delight to have so far. We make a point of spending time within sight of them and taking time to handle and interact with them every day. When it's not so blasted hot out, we even take them out in their run to let them explore it and their coop for an hour or two per day. Over the past two days, though, we have noticed one thing....they've started going crazy (in the brooder) whenever we come around. The first day we thought something was wrong - too hot, too cold, not enough food/water...we checked it all and everything was fine, but they were in such a tizzy and making a tremendous racket! We handled them for a bit and they chilled a little, but wound right back up once we put them back and didn't really settle until the lights were out for the night. Last night was similar. When I got home from work and we went back to see how they were doing, they were milling around without a care in the world. Once they noticed us, they went nuts and would not settle at all. We opened the brooder up to renew their food and water and got bombarded. We played with them for a few hours and then put them back, and they were still high strung, tearing around, trying to get back out again, and again didn't settle until it was lights out. So my question is...is this normal? I mean, they're healthy and all, just crazy suddenly, and seemingly not content unless perched on us or on top of their brooder. I guess it would get irritating being stuck in the same place most of the time, but we do provide some toys and move things around periodically so it doesn't get too dull. Is there something else that we should be (or not be) doing? Many thanks!