Their may already be a thread like this here, but when I searched it didn't come up. Whats the story of your chook names? Our first two chooks (Isa Browns) were a present from me to my Husband - I really wanted to call them Lucy and Dot but he called them Gabriel and Phoenix. Gabriel - like the angel Phoenix - like the magical bird (not the American place ) Gabriel was quickly shortened to Gabby. Our next two chooks were an adoption (a neighbour was going to release them into the aussie scrub (bush) to be eaten by foxes). And so we ended up with Lucy (Black Australorp) and Dot (Isa Brown). I have always loved the name Lucy since watching I love Lucy when I was little and Dot just seemed a name that I always thought I would name a chook if ever I had one (which funnily enough, this urban dweller never had seen a real life chook up close before I bought Gabby + Phoenix! ) Funnily enough when Dot finally laid her first egg a few weeks later they were all spotted / dotted From Left: Lucy (Black Australorp), Phoenix (white feater on wing), Gabby (biggest comb), Dot (Dark red neck).