The chicks have been here a week, and they are all still here. Phew. They are getting bigger, and especially taller. Their legs are getting longer, and they are starting to hop and flap their wings, which often makes a very high hop. I think I saw one standing on top of the waterer, if that is the case we will soon be moving them to bigger quarters with higher sides!
A friend asked me this week if they were hard to take care of. The answer is no. The major life change they've brought on is that we have to keep the garage door closed even when we go down the driveway to get the mail or to the bus stop, so that neighboorhood cats don't discover these tasty delectables. Other than changing their water about twice a day because they kick the shavings into it and filling the feeder once a day, they are easy. So far.