Here’s Abigail the bully, who would not sit still for a picture unless we bribed her with some food. She’s clearly angling for the top of the pecking order. Her favorite pasttime is stepping on her brood-mates while they are trying to sleep. When we lifted the screen off their brooder today, she flew to the top of her feeder (a first) and then flew right out of the box (also a first.) She, more than any of them, tries to run away when we pick her up, even though she seems to enjoy being out of the box. Although she puts up a tough front, if you leave her in the brooder alone, she starts to cheep as if her heart is broken. She’s a Golden Laced Wyandotte. She and Eleanor are about 2 weeks old now.