The little chicks had their first step outside a cage for the first time today. At first they hesitated, soon exploring the vast open space of their enclosure which will prove too small for them in a month or two. They found a hiding place scurrying back each time they heard a new noise they weren't sure of. By afternoon they were having a wonderful time, practising flying, one divebombed landing on the back of another. One caught a worm and ran around with it hanging from its mouth, all the others chasing it, till it realised it was good to swallow. However as soon as I got the camera out they decided to became candid and would not perform at all!!