And today they graduated from kindergarten (the brooder) to an outside pen in the grass:
...where they immediately started acting like chickens.
After a couple of hours, they started getting cold, so I put them back in the brooder to warm up. All the fresh air seemed to really stimulate their little appetites and they were trampling each other to get to the feeder. Did I mention their names are Marge (the blue cochin), Lisa (the yellow cochin), Maggie (the runty barred rock), Patty (the enormous and possibly male rhode island red), and Selma (the golden sex-link who follows Patty everywhere)?
It won't be long before they are ready for new digs, so it's a good thing I finally got the coop painted and installed: