It has been an exciting few days for the chicks. They've had their first tastes of dirt, grass and bugs, heard their first dog bark and have found sidewalk cracks to be endlessly fascinating. They were not terribly brave on their first trip outside and spent a lot of time on Eric's shoulders. The second and third trips were more successful. They were super excited to explore the sidewalk, grass and plants near the deck. Soon they'll be spending full days and nights outdoors. They may be ready but I'm not!