Inspired by AJ666's Fuzzy-Butt Thundering Herd of Wisco. This is about my flock, the four Cali Girls. Meet them: Gamma Artemis Poppy Louise Tigerlily Brianna, otherwise known as Lily Flutter Cookie The second words in their names are their middle names. I'm not posting their (and my) last names for privacy reasons. First, personalities. Gamma is the head pullet in the flock, has always been. That's why her name's Gamma- it's close to alpha but I didn't like the name Alpha or the name Beta. She'll do anything to make her flock thrive- including leaping in front of a loose labradoodle and squawking to lead it away from her girls (hence her broken tail). She is by far the most mischievous Cali Girl- who else would jump up on a wire hanging from the ceiling and roost there? Poppy was a "runt" as a chick. She fit in with the flock, but was the smallest and had a bald pasty butt. She eventually became Gamma's best friend and the beta of the flock. She is now also the biggest Girl. She's not Gamma's little shadow, though. When their leader is incapable of being at the front of the flock, they look to Poppy for guidance. Lily is me "left shoulder chicken". Meaning, if I put her on my left shoulder she will make herself comfy and settle down. She won't do that much if she's on my right shoulder. She's not all sweet sugar, though- if I let her stay on my shoulder too long, she poops all over me. I believe she is actually Gamma's biological half-sister. Flutter is my "beauty queen". She'll let me tie a small red necktie loosely around her neck for a little while and won't run much if you're trying to catch her- I think so that her feathers won't be ruffled. But she's not a valley girl- okay, I guess she is, but in a different way. She can still be tough and roll in the mud if she wants. My brother says she looks like a rotisserie chicken and I call her "my little hen" because she was the first one to make it past the "awkward stage" of life. More stories and pictures to follow.