It all started when we went strawberry picking and met our first chicken enthusiast. We had no idea how easy it would be to become addicted to chicken-keeping. We didn't want to start with chicks, but rather with 3-5 month old hens. We planned on three hens, but ended up with three hens and a rooster (Carl was just irresistible!) We thought we lost one of the girls, but she was just bullied into the corner, so we went and bought a barred rock that would be established at the top of the pecking order. Carl is pretty passive, so I'm wondering if he is not actually a pullet... Anyone who knows, please feel free to fill me in! I wanted more.. But my partner, Susan, put her foot down at six... So we picked out our last one today. She's a silkie! Silkie was actually the first breed I wanted, but the first supplier we bought from didn't breed silkies. She is the only one that doesn't have a set name yet, so any suggestions would be appreciated So everyone meet our flock of six! Dixie-Lee (Dixie for short) She is a barred rock hen. Top of the pecking order until Carl grows some balls and takes control! She should start laying anytime now! Nacho - by far my very favourite. she is a Mille Fleur bantam hen. She is the sweetest little thing. Not sure her age, but I think she is around 3 months old... She was the one we thought we lost <3 Poor Nacho... Carl - named after Carl from MadTV (Lorraine's husband) - he's the polish rooster (or hen, someone please tell me) Carl was given a haircut around the eyes after a mud attack XD Please don't mock the bonnet... How long will it take to grow back? The one on the far left is McDonalds. We were told she is a hen, but must be some sort of mix, any ideas on what? McDonalds is the most timid (is that the right wording? She is hard as hell to catch!) Wendy - Second in the pecking order. She is the funniest of the flock. I could watch her all day bobbing her tophat She is a crested polish hen. Our newest addition! Hoping it's a hen, the supplier said she was.. Any ideas on names? We were thinking Lorraine, but not sure if it fits her. She is so cute! <3 Love the silkie! Thanks for reading about our flock! Couldn't wait to share them with you all!