With a little heat and alot of light, our seeds sprouted and took right off. After a week, we were transplanting them into larger pots. Note the wire cover on the chicken box- the little girls learned how to fly on day #2, and had to be restrained!
When you remove the chicken wire, they do this:
They love to fly up to the ledge and see what's outside, but none have gotten up the nerve to leave home just yet.
Our cucumber plants on the heat mat, growing at about the same rate as the chickens.