The six new ladies have moved in...
Meet these fine feathered ladies:
Stella and Lola (the black ones in the front), Faye and Fannie (they are the brown-red colored ones), and Lois and Ardis (the yellow ones).
That's right...they are named after my Great Aunts and one Great Grandma (Fannie).
Christian was given the names on the way back from getting them, and he did not hesitate in deciding who was who.
Ardis is by far the favorite for Christian. Anytime he asks to hold one, he will ask for "Ardis".
This is the only Great Aunt he actually knows as an actual person.
She (my Great Aunt, not the chicken) is pretty special to him, as he will write letters to her...and she writes back! He LOVES to get mail, and always knows that it is from her if I say he got something from the mailbox.
(At this point, I have no idea which yellow one is Ardis or Lois...but we usually say it's Ardis regardless.)
Noah was so funny about holding them.
Well...not so funny the first night. Faye nearly had a fatal interaction with Noah....we let her out inside the house on a rug just to watch and Noah promptly disregarded her presence and accidentally stepped on her leg. Yikes.
Christian holding Lola.
I'm a little concerned she is a rooster...which would not make her a she. Let's hope she is a girl indeed. She is just larger than the rest, and definitely the noisiest chirper.
Fannie helped Noah do a puzzle one morning. He carried on as if it was a normal thing to have a chick watch him do his puzzle. He was so happy when it just stood there..he'd said, "Fannie watching me! Fannie standing on my puzzle. Funny!"
He wanted me to take a picture so we can send it to her. Christian said, "She will be so surprised to meet another Ardis! She might be confused, thinking, 'What? How can that be Ardis and I am Ardis!!' and then she will say, "OH...I see, its a chicken."
He has a running commentary for most anything!
Stella got to see what the dirt garden was like when the weather was warmer. She's the smallest of them all.
Here they are trying to figure out their water bottle with a poultry nipple attached.
Some of them, kind of seem to have it figured out...but we put a bowl of water in there too..so they can for sure have some while they are learning. Hopefully, they figure it out, it sure is less messy to deal with keeping the water clean.
Their temporary home...in a water heater cardboard box, inside our laundry room.