Meet the new ladies of the house! Milly, Majorie, & Fern! It's their 2nd full day at home and they are slowly getting used to the crazy lady that comes and feeds them. Considering they spent a full day in a shipping box, I think they are doing well. They all seem happy and healthy, although a bit shy.
I gave them seedless grapes and broccoli scraps this morning, which they seemed to really enjoy. Especially the grapes. So hopefully they'll start to think of me as the nice treat lady.
I have been letting them be, as to not to stress them out too much. On Sunday I plan to hold them and feed them treats to get them comfortable with me. Plus I want to check them over good to make sure everyone is healthy.
So how do I tell Milly, Majorie and Fern apart? Fern is easy, she's the Black Australorp. The other two it's mostly by personality. Milly is a little bigger, but she also is the Buff that checks out the treats first. I'm thinking she may be in charge once they develop their pecking order. Majorie is a tad smaller and a little more shy/flighty. Those minor differences may not last long, but that's how I tell them apart for now.
How's Coconut with them? She's been checking them out from the glass door in the kitchen. So far she is curious, but not overly excited. If they were three cats in the backyard she would be trying to tear through the door to eat them, so I think it's a good sign. I have only taken her in the backyard when they are tucked away in their coop. She sniffs, but lets them be. In a week or so, we'll test meeting them in the run on leash and see how that goes.
So Happy Friday! I'll be playing with my chickies this weekend, as well as a visit to my old friend, Nicole, in upstate NY! Excited to meet her little ones (and husband)for the first time. I hope you enjoy the weekend!