My chicks …

… are hilarious. Their favorite activity seems to be slam-dancing, followed closely by sneaking up on each other and either pecking or pulling feathers for no apparent reason. This is an especially popular form of entertainment when some of the birds are trying to sleep. It’s rather like a junior-high slumber party: They wait until somebody goes to sleep, and then they pester her incessantly and torment her until she gives up and stays awake.

They settle down every now and then, and it’s SO cute when they do, because they like to sleep all piled up together, with their heads resting on each other’s backs. From a distance, they just look like a big, undulating pile of dryer lint.

They’re ridiculously cute. I ought to send some pictures of them to Cute Overload.