The chicks are still growing like some sort of 50's sci-fi nuke powerplant accident movie gone horribly wrong. At this rate, they'll be toppling sky scrapers in Manhatten by St. Patrick's day. Speaking of which, this picture;
Enough with the reminiscing, back to the issue at hand. These little buggers, especially chicks #1, and #2 are getting pretty rambunctious. I can hear them rumbling around in the nest box and on occasion when I have peeked in on them I've noticed the two larger chicks pecking at the pine shavings; the cross roads of hunger an adolescence. I assume it won't be long before they start to explore the world outside the nest box, and therein lies my dilemma. here is a pic of our cage set up:
1. Should I be worried about a harmful fall by the first chick who dares to explore outside the nest box?
2. Should I build and mount some sort of platform or 'launch pad' just outside the nest box entry hole for the chick(s) to climb out on?
3. Should I lower the nestbox, closer to the floor of the cage to better deal with this potential problem?
4. Should I start placing food inside the nest box for the chicks to get at? If so how would I go about that?
5. Am I overthinking this?
6. Should I seek the guidance of a psychologist to talk me in off the ledge?
Your help will be greatly appreciated because I am sure I am going to have to deal with these issues sooner than I expect.