I needed to do a full clean on the brooder, so I decided to put the girls outside for a while, and of course, had to sit with them. Unfortunately, my camera decided not to work at all, so I've just got Dad's pictures. Dang it. They weren't sure what was up, so crowded close to me while Opal (the smallest & a SLW) leaped right up on my leg. Guess that wasn't high enough, but I've got a good shelf for climbing Standing tall Then she had to check out the other shoulder while my larger dk Brahma, Garnet, decided to climb up on my leg The rest finally started to feel brave and began exploring the pen. Every time the sun would come out from behind the cloud, several would throw themsevles sideways with a wing outstretched and fall asleep. Very funny. Ruby, one of the GLWs, dug a hole and gave the rest a lesson on the proper way to dust bathe. I don't think they were too impressed with the lesson, because they kept walking over the top of her. Didn't get another chick to dust bathe until about 30 minutes later, right before we put them up. Garnet and Opal would jump on me everytime I shifted around. Looks like I have two lap chickens!!