He was a bit shy at first: He adjust his feathers: And manages to peer at his surroundings: And gains enough courage to step out: He helps a hen with a bit of food: He is immediately challenged by Little Sister and her second in command: He bows in submission: The second in command makes her position very clear. Check out Steele's expression. He's been henpecked before. After a moment of apology he steps out: He watches the girls pick through the hay: Very gently he picks at a head of lettuce: He watches the sky for danger: Little Sister gives him a quick preen. Observe her strong eye contact as he covers his eye with his third eyelid. Slowly and gently he directs her attention toward food. He avoids confrontation by freezing in place: He eventually manages to move among the flock unchallenged: He poses for a few more shots: Real Deal Steele, truly a gentle giant.