The chickies are over three weeks old now and the Cook has been taking them on outings into the vegetable garden. They love hiding among the pumpkins.
I made a discovery today. If I make a sound like a crow, "Cark, cark!" the chicks freeze and stand stock still (for ages) so that the 'crow' won't see them and so I can take photos easily. When Brewster crows, they jump but look around and do not freeze. I suppose their brains aren't very big but their instincts are huge!
In a two or three weeks they will be moving out of the en-suite, which is the only safe, out of the way of the cats' place in the house, to the big wide outdoors.
Now Von, AKA Chook Lady, and any other chicken fanciers out there...how do I introduce them to Brewster and the old girls? Could I partition off a bit of the existing chook house so they can see each other? If so, how long before they become part of the flock? Or should I immediately set about building them another abode until they are much bigger?