This is an awesome picture of my flock! It shows the birds personalities even while they just chill at home base. The Australorps in the middle there, (as they are in the pecking order) rarely leave each others' side. Whether they're chilling, dust bathing, foraging for bugs, they're always near one another. The Orpingtons are at different ends of the pecking order (second and fifth) and pretty much do their own thing, whether at home base or out hanging in the yard. The Ameraucana on the door, is at the bottom of the pecking order and really doesn't do too much with the others, while the Ameraucana on the ground looking up at them, is the top chicken, despite her being the smallest. She is the most friendly to me and will follow me around and allow me to pet her. And even though they all were given names after they came to stay with me, Miss Queenie has become the top chicken's new name, while the others respond to "Chicky chicky chicky...". This is my first year raising chickens and now that we're heading into the winter, we do have an actual coop being built. We're hoping we can finish it before too much snow comes, but as so many times, life can really get in the way. But I do have straw packed in both their coop and underneath it, as well as a heated waterer for them. I'm happy that they have made it to about 6 months of age and I'm hoping to see them flourish and grow more, even through the Michigan winter.