[Updated & aged photos to follow regularly] So I have survived 2 long, sleep-deprived weeks of raising chicks in my spare bedroom, and my happiness is immeasurable even after losing a runty chick. I'm starting to feel a bit more confident in the rest of the brood's survival. Now it's time for the name game to begin as colors, genders and personalities start to emerge. Any boys in the group will have to be rehomed, but that doesn't mean I can't love 'em in the interim before the crowing starts and goodbyes must be made. I'm thinking food, herb, and spice names, like Salsa, Gumbo, Curry, Ginger, Lemon, Bourbon, Dumpling, Pepper, Honey, Hazel, Noodle, Basil, Cannoli, etc etc. Feel free to chime in if you have ideas or guesses! Forgive me now for all the pictures, I'm just so happy I get to share with the people who inspired me to do backyard chickens in the first place! I have no idea what the MF's are gender wise. They were 2 weeks old yesterday. The black and white mottled chicks are very shy and quiet. MF 4 is the most curious and biggest thus far. These chicks will be 3 weeks on Monday. I am most suspicious of 1, 4 and 6 of being roos, they are the rowdy troublemakers and first to come get snacks from my hand. OEG 1 has been the boldest and fastest developing of all the babies. OEG 3 is the smallest and most flighty in this group.