Pip: X4 on the coop & the woodsy view from the coop! Darth: These lesser beings just find us, don't they. Not sure who it brings more peace to --them or us. M2H: We have a Black Bantam Orpington (Peanut) and keep her in the flock with everybody else--including a Golden Cuckoo Marans, who towers over her. Peanut is the only bantam in the flock of 8. They were all raised as day-olds together. Interestingly enough, Peanut has been being very aggressive this weekend, and we were warning her what happens to aggressive girls. She was chasing one of our Cream Legbars who is 5 weeks older than her and much bigger. Peanut was guarding a treat block from the Cream Legbar and Peanut jumped up, grabbed the CL by the neck and had feathers in her mouth from the CL. She was a devil all weekend long. We are trying to chaulk it up to hormones and all of the girls coming into laying. Otherwise, I think Peanut will be showing up at a chicken garage sale this weekend! Peanut has no idea she's little. Peanut is so black she's green & blue. All this to say, if your bantam Oprington has any attitude like mine does, she'll be fine in the group of the big girls. Your girls are really cute! How do you manage not naming them as soon as you see them the first time?