The current in-class rage is Pikachu, which the kids might enjoy more if they cheated less. As it is, it's just a massive excuse for cheek-pinching.
The chicks are alright - well, two of them are growing robustly. I am here to tell you that whoever said Silkie chicks don't fly was inaccurate. The third chick is not growing as fast; it's the one I hatched. It seems generally okay (it eats, drinks, isn't picked on by the others, and is growing wing feathers) but it falls down a lot. Its feet are smaller and the toes are less splayed. When they move to my house next Friday, we'll probably splint its weaker leg for awhile.