I saw something funny today I just had to share. My girls are 11 1/2 weeks now, so they're pretty used to being outside, but the local wildlife seems to be taking longer to adjust. The groundhog who lives under our shed was trundling by the coop and seemed to suddenly notice the chickens for the first time. He stopped, trundled up to the door and looked at them. They were equally curious and all gathered round and stared back. They all stayed like that just staring at each other for a minute and then Mr. Groundhog seemed content and continued on his way. Then late this afternoon a small flock of house sparrows which has moved into our yard decided to check the big birds out and flew over and clung to the hardware cloth on the outside of the run and on the ground right outside it, just peering in. The chickens liked them less than the groundhog though and rushed over all fluffed out. They flew off but they came back a couple times (feisty little birds) and the girls seemed to mind them less then. As long as the local foxes don't pay them the same attention, it's a lot of fun to see!