Meet Queeny, Alameda, Alfreda and Miss Whitey.
The girls arrived in a cardboard box from the a few weeks ago and were introduced to their new home, meticulously constructed to keep them safe from predators by land or air.
The Patch chickens were given the 32nd chicken permit by city hall to become residents.
Queeny is the queen. She holds her head high as she lords over her subjects.
Alameda and Alfreda look very similar and are always together, like the twin girls I knew long ago, though Almeda seems to be trying to get in good with Queeny lately.
Miss Whitey was named by the little girl next door, and it seemed to fit, so why not?
We're all having fun getting to know each other – no eggs yet.