At 3 weeks the chicks have all their feathers and they practice flying. They also like to get up onto things to roost. They also like to play fight, to figure out their position in the flock. But like all kids, the fighting stops when the food comes out, or when they are chilly and want to huddle together for warmth. The summer hasn't been that warm, so the heat lamp is often on during the night, and we'll find them sleeping together just outside the ring of direct heat from the overhead lamp. Then morning comes and they're squabbling again.
A sheep farmer meets an urban gardener. Fleece ensues.
The Reading List
*Animal, Vegetable, Miracle