I tried to get pictures of Darkie also, but she just was not having it. Ah, well. The Halloween chicks are growing up. Beardie is crowing, and using multiple notes instead of the glissando kazzoo crow. He has also figured out "the Great Mystery of Life," namely that pullets are different from cockerels for a reason. Penny and Darkie are also starting to make more hen-sounding noises, along with reddening up on the comb, wattles, and face ... they should start laying before the end of the month. Here they are, in yesterday's early evening light.