After the death of one 4 year old buff orpington, we were left with 1 only, and I certainly did not want her to be too lonely. so the quick decision was made to get her some children, or sisters, or companions, or something. 1 brahma and 2 australorps later, the coop is a much fuller place this week. the babies are actually about 9 weeks old, or so, and acclimating nicely. except that they are scared to death of humans and the big girl. Which is one of the names we call her: hey, girl, darlin', girlfriend, etc etc. I can't actually remember the original name we gave her. And, so now I am in this predicament where I am not sure if I will name the new girls or not.